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Marathon Rowing Champion

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Whether it's laugh-out-loud humour, inspiration or thought-provoking anecdotes and perspective, Rob Hamill's presentations have it all.

'An extraordinary mental and physical effort - something very, very special' is how Sir Peter Blake described Rob Hamill and the late Phil Stubbs' incredible achievement in winning the inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race.

Previous experience

Sport: Marathon rowing champion Rob Hamill has been an International rowing representative for 19 years. His numerous rowing achievements include a silver at the World Championships, Commonwealth gold and a world record on the indoor rowing machine.

Rob rowed at the Atlanta Olympics and published The Naked Rower, a fascinating account of how he and Phil Stubbs captured headlines around the world by winning the grueling and inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race in 41 days. He then led teams to successful defenses in the next two editions for a three-peat of victories.

Rob's latest project was a rowing expedition across the Tasman Sea that was completed January 2012 and a related campaign to seed the world's largest human made coral reef. Next on the list is the first ever rowing race across the Pacific!

Ambitious goal-setting, teamwork and overcoming adversity in multiple Atlantic Rowing Race campaigns is the spine of Rob's presentations, accompanied by the challenge of following his brother Kerry's journey into Cambodia's Khmer Rouge genocide, the subject of the acclaimed and award-winning documentary Brother Number One. Rob's account is a powerful and inspiring message on tenacity, hope, love and the last human freedom: the power to choose your attitude and how you respond to any given situation.

The humour, the insights and the emotional turning points have audiences spellbound.

Rob will inspire you to pursue your dreams, whatever they may be, to take on new challenges, overcome hardship against the odds, and know that with passion, anything is possible. He proves that it doesn't hurt to be just a little bit crazy too!

Rob's life is about following the dream, decision making, commitment, team building, goal setting, planning, focus, determination, positive thinking and, of course, winning!



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Once again I really appreciate the professional, hilarious and poignant way you spoke. Hagar NZ
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