Colin O'Brady

beyond 7/2

Inspiring kids and their communities to live active, healthy lives and pursue their biggest dreams.


Devoted to making a difference

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BEYOND 7/2 is a registered 501(c)3 with the mission of inspiring kids and their communities to live active, healthy lives and pursue their biggest dreams. 

Prior to setting out for the mountains in 2015, Colin established a nonprofit, Beyond 7/2, in an effort to do something more. His world record ambitions would serve as a catalyst for change with the larger purpose to positively impact the next generation. 

Colin’s active, healthy childhood laid the foundation for his success as an elite athlete today. He knows that he was fortunate to be exposed to healthy principles as a youth and sport was a pathway for him to excel. Colin hopes his athletic pursuits and record-breaking performances will inspire everyone to dream big, set goals all with the foundation of a healthy life.


To date, Colin’s community efforts have impacted hundreds of thousands of children across the country since Beyond 7/2's inception. Colin speaks in schools, engages children in virtual field trips and is dedicated to making a difference.

Colin continues to pursue his passion for pushing his limits to show the next generation that anything is possible. With new adventures and athletic pursuits on the horizon, his commitment to doing good remains.

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Current impact

Nov. 1, 2018 - Colin is attempting to be the first person to complete a solo, unsupported and unaided coast to coast crossing of Antarctica. In conjunction with this world first attempt, Colin and Jenna have invited school kids from around the globe to engage with Colin’s journey via Antarctica based curriculum developed in partnership with renowned STEM educator, Dr. Drizzle.

Currently, we have over 21,000 students from 104 schools across 6 continents participating in
The Impossible First Jr. Challenge.

Learn more below.
Scroll to “Beyond the Crossing” on The Impossible First page.


Where it all began

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Visit the original 2016 Beyond 7/2 project website