EVENT: Rosie Swale Pope's Incredibly Epic, Solo Run Around the WorldPosted by Adventure 16 | 03.07.2017
Legendary global adventurer, Rosie Swale-Pope MBE of Wales, UK, is the only human to ever run around the world solo and self-supported--over 22,000 miles. Her epic journey spanned over four years along a northern route through Siberia, Alaska, and Iceland, all the while pulling her cart/shelter on wheels.
She will share stories of this and her many other adventures, including sailing solo in a 16’ sailboat across the Atlantic, riding horseback 3,000 miles through Chile, running 27 marathons in 27 days, running 1,000 miles unsupported across the lava deserts and glaciers of Iceland, a speed trek to Everest Base Camp, completing the Marathon des Sables, “the toughest footrace on Earth,” twice, and her recent Run Across America for cancer awareness which included summiting Mt. Whitney at night.
A devoted humanitarian, Rosie runs for various charities, primarily cancer related and supports local charities along her courses. Rosie is a much-sought public speaker and lives to inspire people to reach their fullest potential and chase down their dreams. This utterly charming 70-year old, exudes joie de vivre and has a devoted following of people whom she has met along her routes. Also a prolific author whose books journal her myriad adventures, Rosie will be in Los Angeles to run the 2017 LA Marathon, and is looking forward to sharing her inspiring stories with Southern Californians while she is here.
Friday, March 24: Adventure 16 West L.A. Store, 7pm--FREE!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Rosie Swale Pope took up marathon running when she was 48 and has run across Cuba and Romania and even done the gruelling Marathon des Sables in the Sahara.In the 1970s she sailed to Australia and back with her husband and young daughter, giving birth to her son on board. Rosie’s run around the world in memory of her husband was followed on her blog www.rosiearoundtheworld.co.uk.
Rosie is already planning her next adventure: a trip across the Bering Straits! When she is not on her adventures, Rosie lives in Tenby, Wales. She was awarded an MBE in 2009 for bravery and services to charity.