Eddie Botes from Hesketh Media chats in detail with David about who he is behind the athlete, author and father. What inspires him and where does he see himself now that the Adventures of running are finished for now (at least or until the next one..).
David Grier is a humanitarian Bestselling Author and Speaker, he was born into a Cape Wine Farming Family in 1960, going on to become a chef and restaurateur.
Fuelled by a passion to help children in need of cleft palate surgery, David turned to extreme adventurism to raise awareness for this cause.
He became one of the first two people to run the length of the Great Wall of China in 2007 and since then has gone on to four more arduous, breathtaking adventures, each one becoming a talk and book on its own.
David has run The Great Wall of China (4200 km in 93 days), the entire coastline of South Africa (3300 km in 80 days), paddled from Africa to Madagascar (500 km in 12 days), run the Island of Madagascar (South to North; 2700 km in 67 days)
David Grier ran the entire length of India (4008 km in 93 days); down the length of the UK (from John O’Groats to Lands’ End); from South to North in Ireland, followed by a run along Hadrian’s Wall.