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Episode 18 – Sarah Williams – Founder of Tough Girl Podcast, Author, and Adventurer

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Sarah Williams joins the podcast this week. She is the founder of the successful Tough Girl Podcast, showcasing women conquering extreme challenging around the world. Sarah was kind enough to join us from her home in the United Kingdom to talk about her journey from a career in the banking industry to becoming a podcast host, author, speaker and entrepreneur.

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Sarah quit her job in the banking industry in 2013 and took the next year and a half to travel the world and figure out what her next step would be. In the process, she biked some of the most dangerous roads in the world, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and spent a winter as a chalet host (innkeeper). She joins the podcast this week to talk about some of those adventures and her process of creating the website Tough Girl Challenges and ultimately the Tough Girl Podcast.

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Sarah has written two books about her experience on Kilimanjaro and Chalet hosting. She recently finished Marathon des Sables in 2016 and has just finished a book with all the do’s and don’ts for those interested in running the event.

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Take a listen to Sarah’s interview and learn about what her next challenge that will have her dancing around a ring.

Sarah Williams – Founder of Tough Girl Podcast, Adventurer, and Author

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Website: http://toughgirlchallenges.com

Tough Girl Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tough-girl-podcast/id1024977070?mt=2

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/toughgirlchallenges

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/_tough_girl

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/toughgirlschallenges


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Margaret Schlachter is Founder of DirtinYourSkirt.com. She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race. She is Editor-in-Chief of MudRunGuide.com. She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.
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