Journalist Interview by Maheen Khan


Interviewer: Good afternoon Ellen MacArthur, It’s glad to know you arrived in one piece haha, hope you are alright now?

Ellen MacArthur: (laughing) yes I’m alright and fit to go on another adventure.

Interviewer: Well that’s good and thank you for coming!

Ellen MacArthur: My Pleasure…

Interviewer: Okay starting off; you climbed the mast on Christmas eve, even though you were well prepared but did it occur to you that the next day was the day of giving and happiness and what if you never came back, would it be right to give your family such loss?

Ellen MacArthur: Well…that is a very good point there but my family has always believed in me and if that ever happened they would have known I died doing the thing I loved…

Interviewer: Okay, yes of course but can you briefly describe what dangers you faced during that adventure that you nearly saw death?

Ellen MacArthur: Haha! Yeah thinking about it I really saw death however there were many problems for example when I was agonized for hours for how I should prepare the halyard so that it would stream out easily; then there was the time I couldn’t feel my fingers (sigh) and the tiredness of clinging on while the mast slices erratically through the air however these are only the minor ones but if I go on this will turn out to be a story telling session (laughing).

Interviewer: True that (laughing) so comparatively the most asked question is what was your reaction? Like how did you react facing these dangers?

Ellen MacArthur: Well umm it was quite normal as I was used to these problems but no doubt this roller coaster of a ride was a bit too harsh for what I expected, but there my reaction was like don’t worry you just have to do some more teeny weeny hard work It’ll be alright!

Interviewer: Like wow! That’s the spirit readers! If any one of you is interested in extreme sports have a motif like that! Okay rounding off this conversation how did you get such strength in your character? Any tips for the readers?

Ellen MacArthur: Everybody has the same kind of strength in themselves but all you have to do is let it out. Practice it out! It’s not only in extreme sports but we see an example everyday in normal people for example people living through natural disasters, through different crises.

Interviewer: There you have it people! Thank you Ellen for a fun conversation and such motivation hope you have a happy and healthy life.

Ellen MacArthur: Thank you! It was an honor.

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