Episode 27 – Helene Dumais – 2X Survival Run Female Winner, World Adventurer, Record Holder
Helene Dumais left home in Quebec, Canada after high school and began to travel the world in search of adventure. She packed her bags and headed for the French Pyrenees where she became a sommelier at twenty years old. While in France she found her love for adventure and at 23 she hiked 870K of the French Pyrenees solo!
That solo adventure would set the tone for a life of firsts and challenging physical pursuits. Dumais is a self-described; adventurer, athlete and coach today. Her love for the mountain, the outdoor, the adventure was there from a young age. In this episode, she talks about turning everyday chores into adventures growing up.
In the podcast, we chat about some of her record-breaking performances, why she is drawn to the long distances, and what is next on the horizon. She is currently the only woman to finish SURVIVAL RUN Nicaragua and also recently just won SURVIVAL RUN Australia and is looking forward to SURVIVAL RUN CANADA in the fall. We chat a bit about these races and what draws her to such extreme events.
She chats about her record-setting performance running across Florida, and an extreme adventure in Hawaii. Finally, we talk a bit about her coaching and what is on the horizon for Helene.
Episode #027 – Helene Dumais
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