Elite Athlete, Polar Explorer, Entrepreneur and Author
Stéphanie Gicquel is an explorer, ultramarathon runner, author, speaker and entrepreneur. She has conducted several polar expeditions, running a marathon at the Geographical North Pole and achieving a 74-day, 2,045 km expedition across Antarctica via the South Pole with temperatures down to –50°C —the longest expedition on foot with no kite by a woman in Antarctica.
Stéphanie also has won several ultradistance races, including the 24-Hour French Championships. In February 2019, she ran seven marathons in seven consecutive days on seven continents (295 km in 25:42) during the World Marathon Challenge. She is now training for the 2019 World Athletics Championships with the French national team and raising funds for the Association Petits Princes charity.
Stéphanie graduated from the French business school HEC and worked as an M&A lawyer in international law firms for nearly 10 years. She recently published her second book, On naît tous aventurier — “the only limit to our goals is the one we are setting.”