While completing the longest unsupported crossing of the Antartic continent in 1993, he pulled a 485 pound sledge behind him for 95 days, losing a quarter of his body weight in the process. In the fall of 2003, four months after suffering a massive heart attack and undergoing double bypass surgery, he ran seven full marathons on six continents in seven consecutive days.

— Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes  

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