British ultra-runner Sophie Power became a household name in 2019, after a photo of her breastfeeding her 3-month-old baby at an aid station of the 106-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc went viral. Power, who started running in 2009, finished the UTMB in just under 44 hours, and has also run several of the world’s most famous ultra-races including the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara and the 153-mile, non-stop Spartathlon in Greece. With a career in finance and as a tech entrepreneur, as well as being mother to two boys, Sophie is hugely passionate about ensuring women are able to set aside time for their own fitness and mental health.
“I’m excited and honoured to be joining Women in Sport,” says Sophie Power. “Sport has such huge benefits not for not only our physical but also our mental health. More than ever now we need to increase the support and opportunity for women to participate in sport – at every level, in every form and at every time of their lives.”