for those who love the outdoors

30 August, 2022

Mimi Anderson - Becoming an inspiration

Season 5 of the Outside & Active Podcast kicks off with special guest, Mimi Anderson. Mimi is one of the worlds most inspirational female distance athletes and in this episode we learn about her various challenges and experiences. Including the Marathon Des Sables, her run across Africa and even her expereince being confronted by a wild bear!

Season 5 Covers

This week on the Outside & Active Podcast, Ollie Robinson speaks to Mimi Anderson

Mimi is one of the world’s most inspirational female distance runners, having made an incredible journey from stay-at-home mother of three to multiple Guinness World Record Holder. With hard work and determination Mimi has shown that it’s never too late to fulfil your dreams and achieve the impossible.

Pushing herself to the limits has strengthened Mimi’s resilience and taught her its importance in boosting her mental and physical health, especially having suffered with the eating disorder anorexia for 15 years. Hearing Mimi speak about her amazing experiences with honesty, humility and humour, will leave you inspired to seek out personal challenges of your own and be much more aware of how to develop your own resilience and well-being.

Mimi Anderson is an endurance athlete who found her love of running at the age of 36 very quickly discovering her ability to run silly distances by taking the Marathon des Sables in 2001 a race billed as “the toughest footrace on earth” with just over a year’s running under her belt.

Mimi has taken part in extreme races around the world running across Deserts, mountains, enduring the freezing temperatures of the Arctic the heat and humidity of the Peruvian jungle and the extreme heat of Death Valley in America setting course records, World Records and on occasions beating the men!

Has the talk of running got you feeling competitive?

This weeks episode of the Outside & Active Podcast is sponsored by our friends at Sports Tours International.

Sports Tours International have you covered gaining entries to the world famous major marathons and on your way to getting the prestigious Abbott World Marathon Major Medal. Search “Sports Tours ABBOTT Major” online today and let them take you to the starting line!

They also have a competition running where you can win a once in a lifetime 7 Day True Trekker tour to climb Mount Toubkal in Morocco. Click here to find out how to enter.


Outside & Active

Contributor Images 47

Outside & Active is the home for those who love the outdoors. Our mission is to inspire, inform and educate people about being active outdoors in a fun, safe and sustainable way. We provide inspiration, kit, tech and advice on adventure, camping, climbing, cycling, hiking, running water and winter.

More articles from Outside & Active