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Damian Browne

Extreme Adventurer, Former Rugby Player

why book damian?

  • An extreme adventurer, peak performance athlete and international keynote speaker
  • 16-year career as a professional rugby player on Leinster’s wining Heineken Cup team
  • Created history by becoming the first person to row unsupported from New York City to Galway
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Biography

During a 16-year career as a professional rugby player, Damian donned the colours of some of rugby’s European elite, including Northampton Saints & Leinster; where he won club rugby’s biggest prize, The Heineken Cup.
Since retiring from professional rugby, Damian has become one of the World’s foremost extreme adventurers; undertaking some of the most demanding physical and mental challenges on the planet, including the 257km Sahara Desert ultra-marathon, The Marathon des Sables, climbed 5 of the 7 Summits, a renowned mountaineering feat & most recently created history by becoming the first person ever to row from New York City to Galway, taking 112 days and in the process became one of only a handful of people to have rowed the Atlantic in both directions.

Damian’s drive to explore his physical & mental limits is not exclusive to ultra-endurance events. He is also a multi-time Irish indoor rowing champion, holding all-time, all-category records for the 500m and 1000m distances.

Black and white image of a very muscular middle-aged Caucasian man, depicted in an urban street, with his arms crossed and a serious expression on his face

For 25 years Damian has pursued his human potential, relentlessly pushing his body & mind to their perceived limits; forging himself & his character in what he deems “a crucible life”.
Damian has shared his unique story, incredible experiences and deep learnings with multinational corporations, tech giants and in World class sporting environments including NFL teams and International Rugby XVs.

Topics

Resilience

Team Building

Inspiration, High Performance, & Extreme Adventure

Damian Browne