Hero Forge, Episode 10: Kristina Palten

Kristina Palten is a World record holding ultra-distance runner and a woman who believes in ’the beauty that happens when people authentically connect’. In October last year she decided to challenge her own prejudices about the ordinary people of Iran by running the width of the country unaided; a feat which took her 58 days. The resulting documentary, ‘Alone Through Iran: 1144 miles of trust’ is soon to be released (as of April 2017) and the trailer has already gone viral on social media with more than 16,000,000 views to date.

In this episode Kristina and I chat about the impulse that led her to undertake her remarkable journey, the resistance she met along the way, and what she in fact experienced once she was running through a land, not able to speak or read a word of Persian, and subject to the strictures of Sharia laws.

In 2017 and 2018, Andy Fisher created a podcast called the Hero Forge project. In 2019 he appeared on the Movers Mindset podcast (episode 60). In response to his interview on Movers Mindset, several people expressed interest in hearing the Hero Forge podcast, and we—Andy and Craig—are delighted to present these audio files here for your enjoyment!

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