At the beginning of 2018, Kiko Matthews set a new world record as the fastest female to row, solo and unsupported, 3280 miles across the Atlantic. A non-rower and having never been past the Isle of Wight in a boat, Kiko still managed to take a week off the previous record! What’s more, in 2009 she survived a life threatening pituitary tumour and after being discharged from Intensive Care, she realised that life was for living and she wanted to make a difference. In 2017, seven months before departure she returned to the operating table to have a second, unexpected, tumour removed. The care she received at King’s College Hospital was incredible, so she set her sights on using the challenge to raise £100,000 for their charity, which has already been surpassed. As an ex-teacher and self-confessed ‘talker’, Kiko is often described as relatable, authentic and funny. This is a hard hitting and inspiring story, where Kiko focuses on developing resilience, overcoming adversity, leadership and mental health issues.