Daniel & RyanIntensive Care Nurses (AUS)These charming nurses are used to performing under pressure, how will they operate together around the globe?
Daniel (28) and Ryan (32) met while working in the Intensive Care Unit of a trauma hospital in NSW six years ago and quickly struck up a friendship.
The personable pair claim their professional skill set as their biggest strength.
"We work in tense situations where our level of communication and efficiency remains good, clear and professional," says Ryan.
Daniel adds: "You've got to have a sense of humour when you're a nurse. We're used to working with a whole range of different people and being sensitive to emotional and tense situations."
Ryan is a perfectionist when it comes to planning and is used to micromanaging patients in critical conditions. He admits he's going to be out of his comfort zone on the Race. Daniel prefers to go with the flow and hopes his spontaneous and easy-going nature will set the right tone when facing the unknown and unexpected.
Both love travelling.
"The interesting thing is we've been to different places, I've done Europe; Daniel's done the Middle East. I've lived in West Africa and done South East Asia; Daniel's volunteered in India and Ghana. We've got variety between us," says Ryan.
Do they have any downfalls?
"My hair is a massive weakness!" laughs Ryan, who packed his hairdryer to maintain his hairdo on the Race. He recently celebrated his ten year wedding anniversary with his wife, Fiona. They have three kids under the age of three together.
In their spare time, Ryan enjoys DIY projects around his home and Daniel loves music.
“It‟s rare to see him without his guitar,” says Ryan.
As a team, they're completely positive and enthusiastic about the Race. "We're here to have a great time," says Daniel.
Ryan adds: "We genuinely feel we've already won in the sense we're on a crazy adventure flying around the world, once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list sort of thing!"Relationship
DANIEL: INTENSIVE CARE NURSE
RYAN: INTENSIVE CARE NURSEPriority Pack
DANIEL: ENGRAVED BRONZE SIGNET RING AND MERINO UNDIES
RYAN: HAIRDRYERBag Weight
DANIEL: 11 KGS
RYAN: 11.5KGSTeam trademark
DOUBLE FIST PUMPPreferred Pace On Foot
SPRINTNicknamed By Other Teams
BYRON BAY BOYS