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Lizzie Carr: Cancer at 26 and paddleboarding world records

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by mental health activist, environmental campaigner and blogger Lizzie Carr on episode 29 of SportSpiel.

On our feature interview section (3:44) Will chats to Lizzie – better known as Lizzie Outside to her followers – about paddleboarding, saving the environment and her cancer diagnosis aged just 26.


The adventurer has three world records to her name, having become the first woman to stand up paddle board the length of England, the English Channel and New York’s Hudson River completely unsupported.

But behind the sport there is someone with an incredible story and a burning desire to save the ocean through her initiative Plastic Patrol.

Lizzie Carr The Hudson Project Credit Maximusinnyc (2).jpg

Part Two

Alasdair and Will hold the news round-up (26:53) as they go through some of the biggest sports headlines from the past couple of weeks, including those that got plenty of attention as well the news that might passed some people by.

In our debate topic this week (47:14) we ask if it is right to have a women-only motorsport championship following the announcement of the arrival of the W Series.

Image 1 and 3 credit: Joel Caldwell, Image 2 credit: Maximusinnyc

All music in this episode is courtesy of Otis McDonald

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