Fogle Has Also Completed The Sixday Marathon Des Sables For The World

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Fogle has also completed the six-day Marathon des Sables for the World Wide Fund for Nature across 160 miles (260 km) of the Sahara Desert and the Safaricom Marathon in Kenya for the TUSK Trust, with Longleat Safari Park keeper Ryan Hockley. The race was put on hold after Cracknell received life threatening-injuries after being knocked from his bicycle while training. Macmillan published an account of their journey, Race to The Pole, which became a top-10 bestseller in the UK. Ben claims that they suspected that he was in fact a spy, and after some hours of interrogation he was refused permission to visit and sent away from the island. Fogle writes a weekly Country Diary for the Sunday Telegraph and is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and travel writer for The Independent and has contributed to the Evening Standard, New York Times, The Sunday Times and Glamour magazine. Fogle is also: an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Tusk; a supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People; and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is a patron, alongside the historian Philippa Gregory, of the UK Chagos Supporters Association fighting for the islanders’ rights to return to the British Indian Ocean Territories Fogle was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by the University of Portsmouth in 2007. Fogle and his wife were invited to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle Made A Film About The Facial Deforming Disease Noma For A

Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle


Fogle first came to public notice by participating in the BBC reality show Castaway 2000, which followed a group of thirty-six people marooned on the Scottish island of Taransay for a year starting 1 January 2000. The series attracted an audience of nine million. He made a film about the facial deforming disease Noma for a BBC 2 documentary “Make Me A New Face” which followed the work of the charity Facing Africa and Great Ormond Street Hospital. While competing in the 3000 mile race, the pair had their boat fully capsized by huge waves. The world record is held by American Matthew Lee and stands at 17 days. He also tried to visit Pitcairn Island, but when the inhabitants learned that he was a journalist they refused to let him land.