The woman running 1,040 miles in 7 deserts in the name of water scarcity
February 25, 2016 - Uncategorized
When your cause is the future of humanity, sometimes muscle cramps and sore feet cease to matter so much.
To raise awareness about water scarcity, 45-year-old Mina Guli, the Australian CEO of water conservation charity Thirst, is running 40 marathons across seven deserts in seven weeks. The mammoth task will take her to seven continents, and Mashable Australia spoke with Guli as she prepared to begin running across Australia’s Simpson Desert on Friday.
Now based in Beijing, Guli worked in climate change policy at the World Bank, among other places, before focusing on the issue of water scarcity and founding Thirst in 2012. “I had always thought growing up in Australia through years of drought that water was an issue we were solving by putting buckets under the tap,” she said. Read more…