About This Episode

Anna Frost grew up amid the hills of Dunedin, on New Zealand’s chilly South Island. Her family were adventurers, often heading off in their bus on treks or camping expeditions. Her teenage years were devoted to hockey, but at university she started competing in triathlons, half marathons and cross-country races.

It was at the World Mountain Running Championships in Italy in 2004 that she decided to pursue a career as a professional runner, realising it would allow her to indulge her wanderlust. She is respected among her fellow runners for her fierce determination, gritting her teeth and powering forward at a point when many would crumble.

In this interview we talk about:

– Her sporting background growing up in New Zealand.
– How she got into trail running.
– Her ups and downs, dealing with Female Athlete Triad.
– How she sees the future of the sport as it is becoming more popular.

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