At the seasoned old age of 44, Bob Faulkner answered the call for something different and challenging. An improbable attempt at Ironman Canada came with a  successful finish and flipped a switch in Bob. It lead to a new path for him: a life of adventure.

From the threat of cannibalism in the remote Fijian highlands to rafting in salt water crocodile-infested rivers in Queensland; from camel racing in Morocco to traversing the frozen wastes of the Alaskan wilderness and even surviving flesh-eating disease in Borneo, the stubborn Scot wasn’t going to be deterred by Mark Burnett’s snub:

“ECO-CHALLENGE: THE LITTLE RACE THAT EATS IRONMEN FOR BREAKFAST.”

The totality of life is equal to the sum of the experiences, and Bob will entertain with his stories of leptospirosis, concussions, cerebral edema, trench foot and a to-the-death fight for the last chocolate pudding.