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Inside/Out with Sean Conway, inspiring adventurer who has swum the length of Britain
November 13, 2013

Zimbabwe-born Sean Conway has become the first person to swim the length of Britain. He took some time out after his swim, and before getting home and warming up, to do an Inside/Out with us.

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Describe yourself in five words?
Ginger. Spontaneous. Short. Adventurous. Hairy.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Take more photos. Memories fade quickly.

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
Swum the length of Britain.

What is your most treasured possession?
My adventure mascot - The Little Flying Cow.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being cold.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Mmmmm. Not really.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Nothing really. It's all bad. Ha.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Watches. I love my watch. Its solar powered.

What have you got in your fridge?
Nothing. I’ve been away for 4.5 months swimming Britain and haven't been home yet.

What is your greatest fear?
Balloons popping

What have you got in your pockets right now?
iPhone, wallet and empty crisp packet, salt and vinegar.

What is your favourite journey?
Anything by bicycle.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Anyone who chooses to do something they love rather than something to make money.

When and where were you happiest?
Right now. I’ve just finished the hardest thing I'll ever do. I’m over the moon.

What’s your biggest vice?
My beard. It’s pretty out of control.

What were you like at school?
Very shy. Wasn't in the cool crowd and kept to myself a lot.

What are you doing next?
Trying to get warm after 4.5 months at sea.

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