• Team Ocean Hearts arrival

    Ocean Hearts have arrived! Their official finish time is 46 days 17 hours 47 minutes. More stories from their arrival in tonight's news post.

    Posted 8 months ago

Team Members

Name
Erin Hammer
Occupation
Self Employed
Age at Start
44
Born in
South Korea
Representing
MN, USA
Lives in
Minnetonka, USA

Erin Hammer was born with the adventure gene. At the age of eight months, she was adopted from Korea. Erin is no stranger to endurance and testing her physical limits. Growing up in Northern Minnesota fueled Erin’s thirst and desire for adventure.

After graduating with her undergraduate degree, Erin obtained her Executive MBA from Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota where she met Ryan. The two have participated in countless physically-demanding journeys together, including climbing Mount Aconcagua and completing the seven day Jungle Marathon.

The thought of the Great Pacific Race already gets Erin’s adrenaline pumping, thinking about that first huge wave the team will encounter on the Pacific Ocean. Always up for a new challenge, Erin pushes herself to the limit by constantly finding exciting (and exhausting) ways to travel the world.

Name
Ryan Foss
Occupation
Business Development
Age at Start
42
Born in
MN, USA
Representing
MN, USA
Lives in
Minnetonka, USA

Ryan Foss grew up in Minnesota. After graduating from Brainerd High School in 1992, he completed a music degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and, later, an MBA from the Carlson School of Management. Currently, Ryan is the Director of Partners and Business Development at Brightpeak financial.

Ryan’s interest in the outdoors and physical challenges was born after completing the 1997 Grandma’s Marathon. From then, he has been unstoppable, constantly challenging his physical endurance and pushing himself out of his comfort zone with ultra trail runs, jungle adventures and mountain climbs. Including the tallest mountain in the Americas, Mount Aconcagua. The Great Pacific Race will be another addition to his roster of challenges.

Ryan, with Erin by his side, will be putting his human endurance to the test every mile across the Pacific Ocean.