Cover of Fastnet: The Final Challenge by Stephen Redmond
Steve Redmond

A tale of courage and endurance

Stephen Redmond was the first in the world to complete the Oceans Seven, a series of seven grueling cross-channel swims in different parts of the globe, and yet his greatest challenge has been the 44-kilometre swim around the Fastnet Lighthouse off the south coast of Ireland. 

In this fascinating book, written in a witty, self-deprecating style, he recounts his previous successes, how the Fastnet challenge began to dominate his life, and how he managed to overcome the many demons that plagued him and to believe in his own destiny.

This is a tale of great self-honesty and courage and will be of great interest to anyone facing great challenges in their life.

The water does not know how old I am. This is what I keep telling myself, as today I am feeling old and tired. It has been a month since my last attempt and I am facing my monster again. My nemesis.”

Listen to Steve being interviewed by Ellie O’Byrne on Tripe + Drisheen

Read Aisling Meath’s interview in Echo Live with Steve about his passion for long-distance swimming.

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