Written By Esmée Gummer
Esmée is a fitness coach, online personality, and star of the reality TV show SAS: Who Dares Wins. She loves competing in extreme endurance events and took on Ultra X Jordan in 2019.
Esmée Gummer knows a thing or tow about mental strength. She was about to commence her training at a Professional Dance College when she underwent minor surgery that took a wrong turn resulting in paralysis from the waist down. Esmée was told that she could never walk again, bringing her hopes and dreams of becoming a Professional Dancer to a devastating end. Refusing to give up on herself, Esmée endured intense physiotherapy and, despite the odds, taught her body to stand, walk and eventually run — all at the age of 18.
Esmée participated in Ultra X Jordan 2019 and had, in her words, “one of the most challenging and uplifting experiences” of her life. We caught up with her to hear all about her race, training, and her advice for future participants.
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To find out more about Esmée and ask her any questions that you may have, check out @esmee_ldn on Instagram.
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