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The Naked Run

Kristina Paltén is a Swedish adventurer and ultra-runner. Her most famous adventure was her 2015 run through Iran. She ran 1144 miles, 59 days alone. Picture a western woman running with a baby jogger...

Good girls go to heaven, Leyla Giray Alyanak go everywhere

Women have been travelling and exploring the world alone for generations. Alexandra David-Néel walked into Tibet in 1924 disguised as a man. Freya Stark trekked into Iran in the 1930s and in 1963 Dervla Murphy rode her bike from Ireland to India. Brave women can be found everywhere in history.

Like Leyla Giray Alyanak, who has been traveling solo for the last 50 years and visited more than 80 countries. She has been lost in the amazon jungle; was shot at in Beirut and found herself stranded in a minefield in Mozambique.