Alexandra Heminsley – The Female George Plimpton


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This week we meet Alex Heminsley, or "Hemmo" – author, reviewer, wit and champion of women in sports.

We discuss a life of challenges, sportiness, glamour, creativity and humour in this entertaining chat.

Alex is incredibly inspiring; she sets herself goals and goes for them. She is the author of the best-selling Running Like A Girl, the true story of a seemingly impossible challenge – catapulting herself from nothing to running marathons in a short space of time, fuelled by willpower alone.

Alex's forthcoming book, Leap In, chronicles her recent adventures in outdoor swimming. And she's now co-writing the story of tennis player, trainer and mother of champions, Judy Murray.

She is also tremendously witty and insightful on social media, and you can follow her on twitter or instagram.

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