A professional Ironwoman at just seventeen, Bonnie Hancock has competed in 9 Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series, represented Australia, completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and has now shifted her focus to surf ski paddling, coaching and mentoring.
Bonnie recently paddled 12,700km around Australia on a surf ski, breaking four world records in the process, including the fastest and youngest person to circumnavigate Australia by paddle.
During her journey around Australia she beat the record for the most distance paddled in 24 hours by a woman, and then a week after returning to mainland, she went back out to sea to break the men's world record too!
She tells us of her experience with the constant dangers of the ocean, hypothermia, crippled hands and sea sickness plus close encounters with sharks, and crocodiles that followed her through the night.
Bonnie did all of this to raise money for a charity close to her heart, the not-for-profit mental fitness foundation Gotcha4Life.
Bonnie is an incredible human and this is likely one of the most fascinating and thrilling stories you will ever hear.
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