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Professional rock climber. Following her passions, pushing her limits, and completing first ascents around the world.
Adventure Athlete, Fellow of the RGS and Author of “Go Far: How Endurance Sports Help You Win At Life”.
1st African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition. Talking about building resilience, embracing inclusion and achieving success.
The Iron Empress. Ironwoman - IM Barcelona 2021. Working to increase female participation in Ironman races.
Mountain runner and UK Athletics-Certified Trail & Fell Running Coach. Inov-8 Ambassador.
Visually impaired, traumatic brain injury survivor. Adventuring in the mountains around the world.
Athlete & Educator - Using my physical capacity and love of learning to help people. Author of Better Great Than Never
One of Hong Kong’s top ultra runners. She won VMM 70km and was the HK50 Series winner 2018/19.
Her passion for cycling and being a co-leader of Black Girls Do Bike Denver. Helping to promote cycling among a community of BIPOC women, femmes, and girls in Colorado.
Professional Boxer turned Mountaineer - Climbing Kilimanjaro (in 2 days!), Aconcagua & Mount Elbrus.
Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.
Athlete and Global Advocate for LGBTQ equality in sports
Team USA and Silver IronMan All-World Triathlete. Her mission is to Promote a Positive Image of Muslim Women and Islam in General through Sport.
Breaking the women's record for Land's End to John O'Groats, running the length of Britain in just 12 days, 30 minutes and 14 seconds!
Modern-day ‘Alchemist’, passionate about turning challenge into opportunity and transforming the difficult stuff into ‘gold’
The only woman to hold the World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth Gold Medals at the same time!
2x Paralympic Gold Medallist,1st disabled athlete to represent England in the able-bodied team, Speaker & Inclusion Champion
Professional Triathlete over 70.3 distance
First women to complete UberMan. Ultra-Triathlon - A 21-mile swim, 400-mile bike ride followed by a 135 mile run through Death Valley!
Fastest woman to travel by foot between John O'Groats and Land's End. 822 miles in 12 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes, and 7 seconds.
Fastest female marathoner of all time, and has held the Women’s World Marathon Record in a time of 2:15:25 since 2003!
Mental health nurse completing Ultra-man Hawaii and in training for UBERMAN in October 2019.
Current challenge - to be the first women to sail the 7 seas and to climb the highest summits of the world's 7 continents!
How she trained thru pregnancy and won her 1st World Masters Track Championship 4 months after giving birth!
This Girl Ran: Tales of a Party Girl Turned Triathlete - ditching a glamorous city girl lifestyle, and two years later qualifying to be a GB age-group triathlete!
Kayaking in Russia, cycling the Wild Atlantic Way and circumnavigating 3 of the Channel Islands in an extreme triathlon!
Olympian x3, NYT Best Selling Author - “Fast Girl – A Life Spent Running From Madness”, & Mental Health Advocate
A former professional rower who won an Olympic silver medal in Sydney in 2000
4X Paralympian (Sailing), Triple World Champ, Aspiring to compete in the Vendee Globe 2020!
Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Boxer & Boxing Coach
Professional triathlete representing Great Britain.
GB Judo Athlete - Commonwealth Champion Glasgow 2014
Team USA Fencer & Rio 2016 Olympic Hopeful
National Adventurer of the Year 2015 for Running across Africa!
First Nepalese woman to complete a full-distance triathlon
Long distance runner, 2x Olympian, Co-author of “How She Did It” - A high performance guide for female distance runners.
Ultra endurance athlete - Only person in the UK to have finished a continuous Double Deca (20x Ironman). Training for the Arch To Arc Triathlon (Sept 2022).
Real Wins - Race, Leadership and how to Redefine Success. One of the UK’s 50 Most 'Influential Women in Sport’.
Adventure Activist - Her journey to climbing Mt. Everest and completing her “Pond to Peak” Challenge.
British middle distance runner. European Finalist & World Semi-finalist. Professional Hair and Makeup artist.
New book: Everything Harder Than Everyone Else: Why some of us push our bodies to extremes. Exploring the fine line between hedonism & endurance.
Author - This One Wild Life: A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir.
Diné/Navajo Woman, Mother, Olympic Qualifier x3 in the Marathon & 10K, and Registered Dietitian
Athlete, advocate, and storyteller rewriting the narrative of who plays outside
British Marathon swimmer. World and European Junior Champion. Co-founder of Black Swimming Association.
Extreme Ultra Endurance Athlete and first female amputee to finish Western States and the Badwater Ultramarathon!
Muay Thai world champion in 2016, and the world's first female Muslim boxing champion
Journalist & Author of ‘Fighting Chance’, winner of 2 Golden Gloves championship titles and named, The California Female Fight of the Year in 2000
Former GB Olympian, wife, mother of 3, lifestyle coach, personal trainer and Ambassador for Diabetes UK
Queen of the Desert Ultra, 2x winner of Marathon des Sables (2015/2017) - looking to transition out of competitive running.
Endurance Athlete & PT, discussing mental health, Marathon des Sables & her next challenge #2020RunNorthSea
Athlete and advocate for equality in women’s sports.
First solo Australian woman to complete one of the world’s toughest ultra-triathlons – The Enduroman Arch to Arc.
Author of The Courage Habit: Sharing more about how to accept your fears, release the past, and Live Your Courageous Life
Paralympian, Endurance and Adventure Athlete, Handcycle LEJOG World Record Holder.
British Triathlete and 4X World Ironman Champion (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011), wife, mum and Global Head of Health and Wellbeing at Parkrun.
Expedition Leader. Outdoor Instructor. Adventurer & Endurance Athlete who completed 30 challenges to celebrate turning 30 in 2018!
Wheelchair Athlete, Mental Toughness Speaker, Author, Helping you GET YOUR GRIT ON.
Performance coach & founder Reach for More. Endurance athlete recovering #UTMB2017 #HMDS2017.
Accomplished acrobat and aerialist….. born without legs
The strongest girl in the world. Naomi “Supergirl” can lift 3x her body weight and holds multiple world records in powerlifting!
Ultra endurance athlete & performance coach, training for the UTMB in September!
Full-time attorney, 3X World’s Toughest Mudder Champion & Spartan Race World Champion!!
American ultra runner who has broken 20 world records & won Western States a record 14 times!
Professional Triathlete. 6th place at Kona 2015.
British Boxer 2015 Nations Cup Gold Medallist
USA Olympic Triathlon Team & Olympic Cycling Coach
Elite multi-sport athlete
Adventurer and endurance athlete moving into mountain biking and crossing Svalbard on skies.
Team GB Athlete, 3x Olympian. Multiple world medalist. Author of My Hidden Race.
First female adaptive athlete to summit Aconcagua and row solo across the Atlantic Ocean!
Completing an extreme ultra-triathlon from Dover to Prague (1,111 km) in 7 days 12hrs and 5 mins.
Running 1,000km solo from the lowest to highest point of Germany, after having started running only six months prior.
Endurance Runner and Adventure Racer, on a mission to share the joy of running. Author of - “Run For The Love Of Life”
Endurance Athlete & WR Holder. 5X Ironman, cycled across the USA, run 100 miles nonstop in under 20 hours, and rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Goal Setting, Overcoming Performance Anxiety and becoming the fastest cyclist on earth!
Running with a heart condition. The Nurse who broke the women’s record for completing the Te Araroa Trail, NZ (3,000km) in 57 days!
Professional athlete making history as the highest paid Female Professional American Footballer.
4X Winter Olympian and one of Great Britain’s greatest ever skiers!
Special Olympics Athlete, World-class runner and motivational speaker.
Ironman & CEO of the International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT)
Ultra Runner and Distance Triathlete, Canadian National Champion for 100 miles & Ironman Canada 2018 winner.
‘The Fit Chick’, Pro Mountain Bike Racer, Author & All-American Ironman triathlete
First woman to circumnavigate and summit Aconcagua in a single push - the Full 360!
Endurance Athlete/Multiple World Record Holder - Running across America, Dealing with Failure, Overcoming Fears, and getting into swimming and biking!
Power walker, 2x Guinness World Record holder & Completing the Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race!
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - A self-confessed couch potato - Her journey to becoming a triathlete!
The Fit Londoner: Ironman UK, Wadi Rum Ultra marathon 2018 & The Speed Project running from LA to Las Vegas as fast as possible in 2019!
The North Sea Cycle route, the world's longest signposted cycle route, 8 countries, 6,000km #GreatNorthRide
Retired diver, 3x Olympian, becoming an SUP racer and Yogi in her late 50s!