We first spoke with Kiko on the 1st May 2018, where she shared more about her solo and unsupported row, 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.
Kiko tells more about her life, the challenges she faced and overcame, from being diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease and having brain surgery only months before the Atlantic row.
Kiko achieved the impossible, she broke the women's record by 5 days and crossed the ocean in 49 days, 10 hours and 13 seconds. Kiko had never rowed before deciding on this challenge!
In this Tough Girl Extra podcast episode, we catch up with Kiko to find out what’s she’s been up to since, how she decided on her next challenge - Kik Plastic, how she funds her life, what motivates her and what the future looks like.
Kiko does not hold back and shares all the details, she’s authentic and as real as they come! Enjoy this episode!
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Kiko shares more about her backstory
Deciding what to do next after her Atlantic row
Doing a beach clean in Portugal
Cycling around the world and doing beach cleans…
Deciding to keep it local
The logistical challenge
Getting a team together to help with the planning
Fundraising and needing help
Starting the challenge on 5th May 2019
Getting into her rhythm and getting fitter
The importance of having a purpose
The stand out moments from the tour
Giving up hope
Showing up and doing what needs to be done
What the learning from Kik Plastic was
The fishing industry
Getting use to the hills
The power of networking
Knowing your why and building a community
The cost of Kik Plastic
The Wadi Rum Ultra
Team Like a Girl - set up by Lauren Morton
Doing 70k in a day
Why it was so hard walking
Comparison between the row, the run and the ride
Quick Fire Questions
Final words of advice
Personal Website: http://www.kikomatthews.co.uk
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