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Meet Anna McNuff: the woman who is running her way around the world

Women Beyond Borders Episode 2
Women Beyond Borders Episode 2   -   Copyright  Euronews
By Eva zu Beck

Self-professed mischief maker and adventurer Anna McNuff has inspired a generation of fitness lovers with her unique travelling style - running and cycling across countries around the world.

Last year, Anna ran the length of Britain completely barefoot. That’s 2,352 miles, equivalent to 90 marathons. In 2013, she cycled across every US state over seven months. As if that wasn’t enough, she ran the length of New Zealand two years later, and cycled the ridge of the Andes mountains in 2016.

For Anna, travel is “never stopping learning about the world, or being excited by how wonderful it is.”

What keeps her going?

In her video, Anna describes the self confidence and self reliance her adventures have given her: “When you’re up a mountain in the middle of nowhere and you’ve hurt your ankle, or run out of food and water, and you’re four days away from the nearest village with no phone signal, there’s a voice that says ‘if I just keep going, I will make it.’”

Watch Anna’s video to discover more about her adventures.

Come back to Euronews Travel every week to meet more incredible women who take on the world.

Women Beyond Borders

Welcome to Euronews Travel’s first video series, Women Beyond Borders, with which we are bringing you first-person stories of women around the world who are living brave, adventurous lives, and conquering their own personal challenges on the road. These women live for travel and adventure, some of them crossing the world in pursuit of the most unique experiences, others pursuing a lifestyle that many would dream of, and yet others breaking the mould of traditionally male-dominated industries.

We want our series to inspire you to believe in the power of your own dreams.