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Colin O'Brady

Endurance Athlete & Fastest Climber of the Seven Summits
  • Two-time world record holder, for the fastest climb of the Seven Summits (132 days) and the Explorers Grand Slam (139 days)
  • Overcame a traumatic accident that left him severely burned on nearly 25% of his body
  • Uses his athletic success to raise awareness and inspire children to set goals, overcome difficulties, and live an active, healthy life
  • Infects audiences with his positivity, proving that anything is possible with the right mindset
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AdventureInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceOvercoming Adversity

Colin O'Brady is a professional endurance athlete who has achieved four world records. He grew up exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and cultivated a passion for adventure in the outdoors. His success swimming in Oregon led him to Yale University. After years as a professional triathlete, he returned to his first love - the mountains. In 2016 Colin conquered the speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and Seven Summits, a global mountaineering challenge to climb the tallest mountain on every continent including Mt. Everest and ski to the North and South Poles. In 2018 Colin shattered the speed record for the 50 High Points Challenge when he summited the highest point in each of the 50 states in just 21 days. On December 26, 2018 he became the first person to cross the landmass of Antarctica solo, unaided by kites or resupplies. He accomplished the feat in 54 days, covering more than 930 miles along the way, including more than 77 miles in the final 32-hour window where he went without sleep. Throughout the nearly two-month journey, O’Brady never took a full day off.

Colin uses his athletic pursuits to fuel his charitable work. His non-profit, Beyond 7/2, works to inspire others to lead active, healthy lives and pursue their biggest dreams.

As one of America's most experienced endurance athletes and a savvy entrepreneur, O'Brady embodies what it means to overcome obstacles, unlock potential, dream big, set goals, and never give up.

Featured on 60 Minutes, HBO Real Sports, Good Morning America, New York Times, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS, CNN, Business Insider, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Men's Journal, Outside Magazine,, and TODAY among many other national media outlets, Colin is a sought after public speaker with a reputation that inspires.

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