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Authentic. Personable. Empowering. Samantha’s heartfelt story brings people on a journey of transformation, humanity and incredible will power.
Samantha took the ultimate challenge and entered the ‘4 Deserts Grand Slam’, which requires competitors to run four 250km ultra marathons across the driest (Chile), windiest (China), hottest (Sahara) and coldest deserts (Antarctica) on earth – it is regarded as one of the toughest endurance series on the planet. Samantha made history by becoming the first woman and the youngest person ever to complete the Grand Slam. Her journey was captured for the big screen in the award winning film ‘Desert Runners’. She now uses her capacity to run long distances to impact social change in developing countries and within Australia. In 2014, she ran 1968kms across rural South Africa to fund an initiative that improves access to feminine hygiene products and education.
Sam’s presentations are interspersed with dramatic film footage and imagery.
Ultra running and completing your final years of high school are seemingly solo ‘races’. Both only finish when the athlete and student gets to the finish line. Samantha approaches her races and long distance expeditions by assembling a team of people around her, who have unique and differing skill sets to her own. Through collaboration […]