Mimi Anderson on Breaking Barriers and Crossing Continents

Today I’m Running a few easy miles with a woman that is clearly one of the best ultra-endurance athletes in the world.

Mimi Anderson is in a class of her own when it comes to ultra-distance runners. 

Mimi Anderson

Mimi Anderson

With multiple world records under her belt, I am ecstatic to have such an accomplished runner on the show!

Humble Beginnings

Mimi first got into running at the age of 36.

When Mimi got started in running, there were very few women in the sprot.

She was driven to prove that women were able to compete in even the most extreme events, and she has definitely shown that to be true time and again.

The adventures that running provides continues to draw Mimi to the sport. The idea of running through exotic scenery has always been fascinating to her.

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No climate is unknown to Mimi! She has raced in the arctic, the dessert, and the jungle.

Mimi Anderson Desert

Mimi Anderson

You name a climate, she’s run in it!

In additon to the joy Mimi derives from racing in a variety of climates, she has also enjoyed experiencing the local culture wherever she races.

Interacting with the locals, whenever possible, has provided many unique and rewarding experiences.

Doubling Up

Running an ultra-endurance race is hard enough, but imagine running the same course twice in quick succession! Mimi loves putting herself to the test.

Mimi loves putting herself to the ultimate test on some of the toughest courses in the world.

Mimi’s first double was at Comrades, when her husband felt simply competing in the race wasn’t enough!

Mimi was the first woman to complete the double for Comrades!

Since that race, Mimi has also completed doubles for Bad Water and the Spartathlon!

Something to be Proud Of

Mimi Anderson Cross Country

Mimi Anderson

Mimi Explains the top three moments where she looked back on her accomplishments and felt really proud of what she was able to do.

  • Not only winning her first race in the arctic, but setting the record for the race that still stands to this day.
  • After a head on car crash, Mimi succeeded in a world record attempt.
  • When running the 190 miles of the Spartathlon, Mimi finished third female in the race.

Next on the list: her upcoming world record attempt to cross the United States in 53 days!

If you would like to learn more about Mimi and her many accomplishments, head on over to her website, Twitter or Instagram.

Look at Mimi’s feed of her cross country trek HERE!

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