Mimi Anderson

Speaker

Mimi is one of the world’s most inspirational female distance athletes, 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 fulfill your dreams and achieve the impossible.

Cycling has only been part of my life since 2018. I come from a running endurance background and  have been lucky enough to run all over the world for over 20 years taking part in events such as MdS, Jungle Ultra, 6633 Arctic Ultra (352 miles) Spartathlon (153 miles), Badwater (135 miles), a run across South Africa plus many others.  I specialised in running ultra distances; in 2008 I broke the female world record for running from John O’Groats to Land’s End; in 2012 I set a new female word record for running the length of Ireland and stupidly have even broken a world record for running on a treadmill for seven days (never to be repeated!). In 2017 I attempted to run across the USA to break a World Record but had to stop after running for 40 days and 2,215 miles due to a knee injury which devastatingly bought an end to my running career.  After giving myself time to recover both physically and mentally a friend suggested that I took part in an event cycling LEJOG in 2018, I loved it and I haven’t stop cycling since!

 

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