On October 25th Mimi and I completed our 1968km run across South Africa’s Freedom Trail. We felt elated and a tad delirious, especially after we gulped a glass of champagne whilst dehydrated at the finish line. For just over a month we managed challenges that consisted of navigation, technical trails, changes to our well devised plan, running an ultramarathon for 32 consecutive days and living in a bubble that consisted of two runners, 7 crew members and the landowners to the homes/properties we stayed at each night.…
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Imagine running a marathon.
Now imagine doing that four times over, plus some. In the harshest environments on earth. That’s exactly what 29-year-old Samantha Gash did, covering a total of 1,000km across deserts in Chile, Egypt, China and the Antarctic.
‘Freedom Runner’ Samantha Gash from Australia and Mimi Anderson from the United Kingdom are running 80 km per day for 32 days, in the hope of keeping South African girls in school. O chatted to Samantha about their praiseworthy endeavour.
Samantha thank you for giving me the time to interview you. I am sure you are quite a busy lady!
Just a tad busy at the moment, but more than happy to chat to you!…
What would make someone run 1000km across the desert? Samantha Gash from Freedom Runners reveals all to marie claire.
Check out my interview with GirlTalk HQ – a news media website dedicated to feminism, empowerment & inspiration for millennial women.
‘Meet Samantha Gash, a woman who is literally blazing a trail around the world. This Australian powerhouse became the first female, and youngest person ever to complete The 4 Desert Race Series grand slam in one year in 2010. It’s a marathon not for the faint-hearted, and not many people would even bother trying……‘ read more…
Take your busy schedule and add training for an ultra-marathon. An ultra-marathon you ask? You mean there’s something more harrowing than running 26.2 miles? Yep.