Sport and wellness,
13 MINS

S3 | The extreme sports star making a living from the wilderness

September 19, 2017

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Staffan Björklund has built a career out of doing extreme sports. The Swede is one of the Nordic nation’s top adventure racers, navigating his way through wilderness terrain around the world. He was part of the Peak Performance team that famously adopted an injured jungle dog called Arthur in 2014, making global headlines.

In this episode Staffan answers questions including:

  • How did you turn adventure racing into a career?
  • How much do you have to change your lifestyle for a job like this?
  • How close have you come to losing your life?
  • What did it feel like when your colleague let Arthur the jungle dog follow your team, jeopardising your chances in a crucial race?
  • How easy is it to pay the bills from adventure racing?
  • What impact do you hope to leave on the world?

Our favourite quote from Staffan:

“You need money, of course, to survive nowadays. However I’ve never taken on a job in my entire life when I asked what the salary is. I took the job because I loved doing what I was given to do.”

About The Stockholmer

This podcast was created and presented by Maddy Savage with production support from Benoit Derrier. Our theme music is written and performed by Simian Ghost and used with the band’s permission. Richard Stevens designed our logo. Staffan has given us permission to use his photo on our website and social media.

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