Some people describe themselves as “outdoorsy.” They like walking or hiking or jogging. If there’s a place in reach, they’ll walk instead of taking a car or ride a bicycle.
Some people spend vacations outdoors or at resorts, taking in the weather and bearing the elements alongside their hobbies.
Among these people are the more sporty types as well who take up more extreme activities. Marathon runners, surfers, downhill mountain bikers, skiers, and snowboarders; are people who love the outdoors and love nature.
Antonio de la Rosa loves nature perhaps a little too much. He’s an extreme endurance sportsman from Spain. What’s “extreme” about him is the feats he’s pulled off over the years.
He does it for the love of the challenge and of nature which he staunchly defends. In 2019, he conquered the Pacific ocean in a comparable feat to a fairy tale and rowed from one US state to another.
10 The Man From SUP
Antonio de la Rosa is a simple man with a hard body. Not much is known about him. As an athlete, he represents the Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) sport and other extreme endurance challenges on his own time and primarily for fun.
He gained a significant amount of notoriety for competing in and winning a transatlantic rowing competition.
It was his first-ever competition of that kind in any capacity, and he rowed from one side of the world to the other over weeks.
9 Legacy Of Triumph
Antonio is no stranger to harsh conditions and long, solo journeys. He is the first Spanish man to conquer Alaska’s treacherous Iditarod cross-country skiing trail, as well as one of the few men who has ever crossed the Atlantic ocean via solo expedition in a boat of any kind.
He also circumnavigated the globe around the Arctic Circle on an inflatable paddle boat in 27 days. He was no stranger to the cold weather and the chilling sea.