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How to Be Superhuman: Red Bull launch first UK adventure podcast

PRESS RELEASE — March 10, 2020

Red Bull has announced their first foray into the adventure podcast scene from a UK perspective with the aptly titled series How To Be Superhuman; a weekly series which will be hosted by Rob Pope, better known as ‘The Real Life Forrest Gump’ after his epic 15,700 mile adventure, in which he ran across America five times over the course of 18 months – replicating the route Tom Hanks so famously took in the film Forrest Gump.

Each week Pope will delve into the incredible stories of these unique people – with each guest sharing their own experiences and providing insight into their drive and determination to succeed.

The first two episodes will look at the astonishing stories of Mark Beaumont and Diana Nyad. Beaumont hit the headlines in 2017 when he broke the record for cycling around the world in 79 days – beating the previous record by an enormous 44 days. Whilst Nyad, at the age of 64, became the first person in history to swim from Cuba to Florida – all without the aid of a shark cage. To put Nyad’s achievement into perspective, the swim was the equivalent of five English Channel crossings, and the longest open-ocean swim in history.

Running on a weekly basis, each episode will focus on various inspirational stories – including ones from Red Bull athletes as well as covering a mix of people from multiple backgrounds and locations from around the world.

Speaking on the launch of the podcast, Rob Pope states: “It feels like a real honour to be involved on a project as inspirational as this. I’ve been provided a platform that allows me to speak to some of the most incredible people in the world and share their stories first-hand – I’m blown away by all of them to be honest. I hope the podcast can provide inspiration – no matter how big or small – to people out there who may need it!”

‘How to Be Superhuman’ will aim to showcase the amazing spirit of all of humanity and inspire people to make more of their own time and talent, whatever that may be.

The first two episodes launch today with Mark Beaumount and Diana Nyad –

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How to Be Superhuman
By Red Bull

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