Damian Browne is an extreme adventurer, peak performance athlete and international keynote speaker from Galway, Ireland.
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.
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”.