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Chatting to Mimi Anderson

Chatting to a Friend

Mimi Anderson began running at 36 very quickly discovery her love of running silly distances. Mimi is a multiple Guinness World Record Holder taking part in races around the world running across Deserts, mountains, jungle, surviving the freezing temperatures of the Arctic and the extreme heat of Death Valley in America setting records and on occasions beating the men! As well as taking part in races Mimi enjoys organising her own adventures; in 2004 she ran from Paris to London starting with the Paris Marathon and finishing the 300 plus mile run with the London Marathon. In 2014 Mimi ran 1,242 miles across South Africa and in 2017 ran 2,217 miles across America in an attempt to set another World Record that sadly was brought to an end due to injury. She is well known for taking on some of the worlds toughest races and not just doing them once but running back to the start once she has finished. Mimi has now embraced endurance cycling and has overcome her fear of water taking part in her first triathlon! We chat about anorexia and beating it so her children wouldn’t grow up to think it was normal. We talk about going from no running experience to doing the Marathon des Sables within a year!The conversation also covers her world records, losing her father while in the middle of the Yukon and just “knowing” the very minute it happened, despite being thousands of miles away, and how she regained her identity when running was no longer an option.Mimi’s book first book “Beyond Impossible” and her new book “Limitless” are available on Amazon. www.marvellousmimi.com @marvellousmimi - instagram  @MarvellousMimi - Twitter  https://www.facebook.com/mimi.anderson.526 MarvellousMimi - Athletes Page FB

9 Jun 2021

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Ultra runner and Guinness World Record Holder * Simon Ward and Mimi Anderson

Simon Ward, The High Performance Human Triathlon Podcast

My guest today is a lady that I met exactly 20 years ago.  Mimi Anderson 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 from 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 found her love of running at the age of 36 and very quickly discovered her ability to run silly distances by taking on 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. And that's where our story starts. Since then Mimi has chalked up numerous ultra event wins, records, and achievements including - the first female to complete double Comrades Marathon, breaking the female JOGLE world record in 2008 (since broken), Double Badwater in 2011 (female course record), and the first female to complete Double Spartathlon.  You can view all of Mimi’s achievements HERE. I absolutely loved this conversation and it felt like we got straight back into chatting as we did in our MdS tent in 2001. Our topics today include: Our shared experience at MdS 2001 School days, eating disorders, addictive behaviours, training for endurance events Going further and breaking records Your most hellish and most satisfying challenge so far Building resilience - Dealing with setbacks, disappointments and not being able to run Learning to swim at 50+ The fun in planning your own adventures  Preparation for ultra’s - fitness, mindset, or both Mental toughness - nature or nurture Daily routines and habits Life lessons from ultra events Writing a book is like running an ultra - one step at a time! To find out more about Mimi please visit her website You can also follow her on the usual social media channels under her nickname “MarvellousMimi” Instagram Facebook Twitter Mimi has written two books which you can get from the usual outlets Beyond Impossible - From reluctant runner to Guinness World Record Breaker Limitless - An ultra-runner's story of pain, perseverance, and the pursuit of success A short film about Mimi Anderson Eating disorders and disordered eating podcast Mimi spoke at length about her battle with anorexia. If you would like to learn more about eating disorders I recorded a podcast with Dr. Rhys Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in eating disorders.  You can listen to that podcast HERE. Mmi also mentioned the charity BEAT.  If you do need to speak with anyone about eating disorders you can do so HERE. Take a 30 day trial in my SWAT Inner Circle for just £1. Watch this video for more information. Purchase a copy of my High Performance Human e-book featuring more than 30 top tips on how to upgrade your life. If you would like to help offset the cost of our podcast production, we would be so grateful.  Please click here to support the HPH podcast.  Thank you! Visit Simon's website for more information about his coaching programmes.  Links to all of Simon's social media channels can be found here.  For any questions please email Beth@TheTriathlonCoach.com.

1hr 44mins

21 Apr 2021

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Episode 30 - Mimi Anderson - World Record Holder

Run to the Hills

Welcome to this weeks The Run To The Hills Podcast!Each week we'll bring you interviews with runners from the front, back and middle of the pack. We'll share training advice, nutrition advice and kit reviews too. We'll talk about current running stories and stories from inspirational people who we feel you might be interested in.We catch up with Eddie and Gary as they discuss their weekly training on the UK and French trails and this week Eddie has a great chat with Mimi Anderson. They chat about loads of stuff and her new book Limitless. Mimi is such an inspiration so we hope you enjoy the interview.You can find Mimi's new book and other Mimi Anderson books via the Amazon Affiliate link below:https://amzn.to/3w6nxUdKeep up to date with Mimi Anderson via - https://marvellousmimi.com/about-mimi-anderson/COMPETITION!!!This week we would like you to share your rest day tips and pictures. What do you do on your rest and recovery days? Eddie and I dress like regular folk for a change. No running kit allowed!! Please share via our social channels. Links are below. We'll pick a winner on 6th April 2021 when we record the show. Don't forget to tag us in your post so we can find you.This podcast is available to listen to at Spotify and Apple Podcasts too. Links below.https://open.spotify.com/show/2HlWHlGA8D6ifm1TmnP2Kthttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/run-to-the-hills/id1504643103YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaUcGDYF8919iZSDC8uV9xgFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1005937909821744Bloghttps://www.chiacharge.co.uk/​blogs/newsTwitterhttps://twitter.com/run_tothehillsStravahttps://www.strava.com/clubs/runtothehillspodcastInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/runtothehillswithchiacharge/?hl=enStravahttps://www.strava.com/clubs/runtothehillspodcastChia Charge - Since 2012 Chia Charge has been making sports nutrition which not only helps you perform better but tastes great too. You won't find any oddities in our Yorkshire baked flapjacks either, just good honest kitchen cupboard ingredients that make you move and feel great.   https://www.chiacharge.co.uk/

1hr 13mins

26 Mar 2021

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Interview with Mimi Anderson - Ultra Runner, World Record Holder & Author

Trail & ultra running from Wild Ginger Running

Mimi Anderson began running at 36 very quickly discovery her love of running silly distances. Mimi is a multiple Guinness World Record Holder taking part in races around the world running across Deserts, mountains, jungle, surviving the freezing temperatures of the Arctic and the extreme heat of Death Valley in America setting records and on occasions beating the men! As well as taking part in races Mimi enjoys organising her own adventures; in 2004 she ran from Paris to London starting with the Paris Marathon and finishing the 300 plus mile run with the London Marathon. In 2014 Mimi ran 1,242 miles across South Africa and in 2017 ran 2,217 miles across America in an attempt to set another World Record that sadly was brought to an end due to injury. She is well known for taking on some of the worlds toughest races and not just doing them once but running back to the start once she has finished. Mimi has now embraced endurance cycling and has overcome her fear of water taking part in her first triathlon! https://marvellousmimi.com/about-mimi-anderson/​ Mimi’s book first book “Beyond Impossible” and her new book Limitless is available on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/4wdthfkmOriginally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Afi2WThZFw

1hr 25mins

11 Mar 2021

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Endurance athlete Mimi Anderson talks to Annie and Louise about her love of running, her battle with anorexia, life in lockdown and her past and latest challenges

Her Spirit Podcast

In the ninth episode of season three of the Her Spirit podcast BBC Breakfast Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk 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 Val- ley in America setting course records, World Records and on occasions beating the men!As well as taking part in races Mimi enjoys organising her own adventures; in 2004 she ran from Paris to London starting with the Paris Marathon and fin- ishing the 300 plus mile run with the London Marathon. In 2014 Mimi, who was co-founder of Freedom Runners, ran 1,223 miles across South Africa to raise awareness and funds to support an initiative that addressed feminine hygiene management and education in that country, providing 400 girls with re-usable feminine hygiene products enabling them to remain in education. In September 2017 Mimi took on an epic run to try and break the female world record to run across America a distance of 2,852 miles. The run was brought to an abrupt end due to an injury after running 2, 217.2 miles in 40 days, on track to smash the record. She is well known for her “doubles” tak- ing on some of the worlds toughest endurance races and not just doing them once but running back to the start once she has finished.Mimi talks to Annie and Louise about life in lockdown, her new challenges, learning to love swimming and her journey into triathlon in 2020.These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Medichecks www.medichecks.com and Sport England www.sportengland.org. Medichecks offers an easy and affordable way to check your health from the comfort of your own home with their simple and personal at-home blood tests. From hormones and nutrition, to cholesterol and diabetes, there is something for everyone. For more information on Her Spirit and "Your Best Year Yet" go to http://herspirit.co.uk and come and join us for March's "Mix It Up March" challenge and celebrate International Women's Day with us on the 8th March.

1hr 14mins

2 Mar 2021

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Having the Best Adventures with Mimi Anderson

If My Feet Could Talk

In this episode I get to catch up with one the UK's greatest Ultra Running legends. One of my biggest inspirations and a truly wonderful human being. We talk about her adventures that her feet took her on, her battle with her eating disorder and her new adventures in swimming and running. Follow her on her www.instagram.com/mimianderson and her other social media outlets.

55mins

2 Jul 2020

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Legends of Spartathlon - Episode 6 - Mimi Anderson

Legends of Spartathlon

Mimi Anderson has broken countless World Records, global ultra-marathon firsts and holds a special place in the Spartathlon pantheon being the first ever runner "in competition" to complete the extraordinary Spartathlon Double Here Mimi shares her long-lasting love of Spartathlon and tales from her incredible and trailblazing 20+ year ultra-marathon career. Mimi has done every big race in the book and often done it twice....in one outing - just Marvellous

1hr 12mins

12 Jun 2020

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Ep 212 - Mimi Anderson on life post-ultrarunning

Bad Boy Running

We don't care what you've done in ultrarunning, your achievements are nothing compared with Mimi Anderson's. With a bunch of Guinness World Records to her name, Mimi has ticked off so many of the iconic ultraraces and more, including Double Badwater, Spartathlon, 6633 Ultra, JOGLE, and won a legion of fans in the process. She's known as the world's most inspirational female runner for a reason. Starting her running career at 36, Mimi jumped straight into the frying pan with the Marathon des Sables and her list of achievements quickly grew from there. Running offered Mimi so much, but the level of endurance has also caused issues and injuries which now prevents her from competing at the same level (sadly, she's turned to the Dark Side, i.e. triathlon). David talks to Mimi about her career and the impact shifting away from running is having - plus a warning for those ultrarunners who are pushing themselves to the edge. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!

2hr 13mins

24 Apr 2020

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35. Mimi Anderson -@marvellousmimi - Endurance Athlete, Multiple Guinness World Record Holder, “I am capable of a lot more than I think I am” What Motivates and Inspires Mimi.

Not Another Runner

This episode is sponsored by Jaybird Sport. As a Not Another Runner Listener you can get a 10% Discount if you use code notanother10 [case sensitive] at their Website jaybirdsport.com Today’s guest has some incredible achievements to talk about, and I am so honoured to be able to share her story with you. Today’s guest, is of course another runner - nowadays she often calls herself a byclist* as Mimi calls it, as she has fallen in love with cycling.  Her CV of Running achievements is incredibly long, and I feel I could never truly justify it with an introduction - but I am going to do my very best:  Today’s guest is none other than the Marvellous Mimi - yes - Mimi Anderson, a British Three-time Guinness World Record Holder,  an Ultra Runner who took up running at the age of 36 - and within a very short space of time took on the incredible challenge of Marathon Des Sables - a 250km Race across the Sahara Desert. in 2007 she Completed the epic 6633 in the Arctic - a 352(.64) mile extreme ultra marathon race - where she WAS THE Overall winner & set the course record -at 143 hrs 23 mins. In 2008 Mimi set a World Record running John o’groats to land’s end - running the 840 miles in 12 days 15 hrs 46 mins. Mimi completed a Double Comrades in 2009 and was the 1st Female & 4th person to ever achieve this! In 2010 Mimi Set a New Course Record with an incredible time of 28 hours 12 minutes at the 145 mile non-stop race along the Grand Union Canal In 2011 she completed a Double Crossing of Badwater - a 292 mile ultra marathon in Death Valley and became the Female course record holder. completing the 292 miles in 108 hrs (which at the time was the 3rd fastest ever crossing).  In 2012 she set a World Record for running 345 miles from Top to Bottom of Ireland, taking her 3 days and 15 hours. some of her other achievements include Spartathlon, and placing 3rd female in the 2011 race and first Brit home, she achieved the Female performance of the Year in 2012 for her fastest crossing of Ireland, Mimi Completed a Double Grand Union Canal Race in 2013 , The 145 mile non-stop race takes place from Birmingham to Little Venice in London. Mimi began the Double from Little Venice running to Birmingham in 31hrs 50 mins then returning with the race from Birmingham back to Little Venice in 36hrs 49 mins. She is the only person to have ever achieved this.  Mimi also completed the 135 Mile Cyprus Ultra Marathon,  What to Expect How Mimi got into running  How she became non-runner to Ultrarunner within just 18 months,  What drew her to Marathon Des Sables  How she found that experience @ Marathon Des Sables  How she fell poorly during this race, but managed to finish the race still  What drew Mimi to the world of Ultra-running  Mimi’s Grand Union Canal Race - and setting the course record in 2010 28 hours 12 minutes  6633 Extreme Ultramarathon in the Arctic 2007  Setting the Record in 2008 for the fastest female running form John O’Groat’s to Land’s End [840 miles 12 days 15 hrs 46 mins.]  Running Across America - Mimi’s World Record Attempt - and one of the biggest decisions she has ever had to make  What motivates and inspires Mimi  What Mimi thinks makes up a successful mindset  Beyond Impossible - Mimi’s current book available to order  What does Mimi’s Active Lifestyle look like nowadays  Taking her love for endurance to cycling  Mimi’s Upcoming Challenges

1hr 22mins

21 Apr 2020

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E26. One Door Closes, Another Opens. Bouncing Back with Mimi Anderson

Everything Endurance

Mimi Anderson is a legend in the ultra-running scene.  The last time we spoke to her she was preparing to head to the US to add to her growing list of international accolades with a record-breaking run across North America. However, 40 days in disaster struck when a knee injury put paid to not just the record attempt, but her continued career as an exceptional ultra-runner. The marvelous Mimi Anderson fought through the emotional fall-out and found a new way of adventuring.  Here she talks to Kris and Will about learning to swim, learning to cycle and learning to thrive in her life after running.

46mins

29 Mar 2020

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