Adam Kimble The Wheel
Adam Kimble in "The Wheel" - © Discovery Channel
Adam Kimble from "The Wheel" is one of the contestants in the Discovery Channel reality survivalist competition series. He has a Master's of Science in Sports Management and is from Channahon, Illinois.

Adam Kimble is a professional ultra-runner, speaker and running coach who is the "Real Life Forrest Gump." In April 2016, he ran across the United States, starting in California and ending in Georgia. He also won the 250k Gobi March in China, beating competitors from over forty countries. He's been a fun-loving adventurer since he was a kid and has always pushed himself to do crazy and incredible things. In 2014, he and his wife quit their jobs and traveled the world together for an entire year, visiting twenty countries on six continents. He's tough, but he lacks a lot of survival know-how. Although he's been camping since he was a kid, he's going to consult with his farmer dad to learn basic fire starting, hunting, and water collecting skills. With his extreme endurance and crash course in survivalism be enough for him to conquer "The Wheel" or will this ultra-runner hit the wall?

Motivation:

Adam's childhood best friend Mark was just diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer and has been given 6–16 months to live. Adam wants to show him he's not alone by fighting for his life along side him.

Other Skills:

• Is an ultrarunner,competing a 2,500 mile run on foot across the US.
• Went campervanning for a month across New Zealand.
• Camped in Gobi desert for a week, won the Gobi March 250 km desert race.
• Quit job and traveled for a year to six continents with wife.
• Traveled through Peru rainforests to Machu Pichu.



Other Challenges:

• Is a Pescatarian.
• No tropical experience.
• No formal survival training.
• Has never hunted.
• Has never handled firearms.
• Never prepared food in wild.




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FACTS

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Age: ∼29 years old
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Current Residence: Channahon, IL




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