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Episode 14: Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin has endured more pain than most of us can comprehend. But he's never let life stand in the way of his true love, cycling. 

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Episode 13: Gerard Prendergast

Four years ago, Gerard Prendergast (37) from Ballymun couldn’t swim. Last year he took on one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges – Deca UK.

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Episode 12: Dave Cornthwaite

Dave Cornthwaite, is best known for his mission to take on 25 non-motorised journeys, each over 1000 miles in distance. He tells us what makes him tick.

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Episode 11: Joe Barr

In this edition of Hard As Nails, Irish cyclist Joe Barr speaks about his life of cycling, and how each ride has made him into the man he is today.

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Episode 10: Mark Beaumont

In 2017 Mark Beaumont cycled around the world in 78 days. He tells us how he carried on despite hectic crashes and why he takes on these mammoth challenges.

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Episode 9: Jason Black

Jason Black has just conquered the world's deadliest mountain, K2. Bullied as a teenager, Jason lost his mum age 17. The great outdoors brought him back from the brink.

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Episode 8: Sean Conway

Adventurer Sean Conway is the first man to cycle, swim and run the length of the UK. He tells us how he went from corporate photographer to full-time adventurer.

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Episode 7: Damian Browne

Former pro rugby player, Damien Browne, talks about the hardship and isolation over the course of the nine weeks he spent rowing across the Atlantic solo.

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Episode 6: Shane Finn

26-year-old Shane Finn has run 47 marathons. He tells us all about what motivates him along with his plans for world domination as an entrepreneur.

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Hard as Nails Podcast Episode 5: Andrew Cotton

Andrew Cotton has surfed the biggest waves on the planet. Last year he hit the headlines for one of the worst wipeouts of all time. Now six months into his recovery from a broken back, Andrew tells us what it's like to surf waves the size of 2-storey houses.

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