Jordan is a former British soldier turned adventurer and the author of a best-selling book. As an extreme adventurer, Jordan has a passion to help others by completing charity challenges across the globe.
“I remember people telling me, ‘You can’t do this, you can’t do that,’ just because I had epilepsy,” Jordan says. Despite the diagnosis in 2017, Jordan kept adventuring. He’s run marathons in some of the world’s most dangerous terrain while raising more than £100,000 for charity.
Earlier this year, he ran 15 marathons in the 15 parks of the United Kingdom in a 15-day timespan. That feat was simply a “training excercise” for his biggest challenge to date, according to Jordan. This Fall, he’ll attempt to be the first person to row completely unsupported across the Bab El Mandeb Straits— known as the most dangerous strait of water on the planet.
As a ROAD iD ambassador, Jordan always has his epilepsy status and emergency contacts on-hand as he traverses the planet. Learn a bit more about Jordan in his Q&A below:
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
Running through the 3 most dangerous countries in the world for charity in 2018.
What inspires you?
Everyone out there who is challenging themselves to be a better person each day!
Ticked another one off the bucket list today, paddle boarded across Loch Ness, Scotland! An incredible and beautiful location and I highly recommend this place, simply breathtaking! 🏴 pic.twitter.com/3BLkYGmnKu— Jordan Wylie (@mrjordanwylie) December 30, 2018
What goals are you chasing this year?
Attempting to be the first person on the planet to row across the worlds most dangerous stretch of water, the Bab El Mandeb Straits completely solo and unsupported.
Favorite book and/or podcast for athletes?
Why do you wear ROAD iD?
I wear my ROAD iD so that if I have an epileptic seizure whilst out training or adventuring, everyone knows what is wrong with me and how they can help, it is the ultimate medical accessory for me personally!
Some insights on simple ways I manage the risk of having a seizure when adventuring around the world. Special mention to @ROADiD too for supporting me with one of the most important pieces of kit that is always with me everywhere I go! #EpilepsyAwarenessWeek pic.twitter.com/GdpVmNJBI2— Jordan Wylie (@mrjordanwylie) May 22, 2019