Sarah Outen Adventurer and Women of the Future Awards shortlister

In 2009, young British adventurer, Sarah Outen became the first women and youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius. She is now part way through her latest expedition, London2London: Via the World that will see her kayak, cycle and row a continuous loop of the planet. Sarah grew up in the land-locked county of Rutland, where she lives in between adventures. She first took up a paddle on Rutland Water aged 12 and an oar in 2004 while a student at Oxford. In 2011 she was awarded an MBE for her services to rowing, conservation and charity. Sarah’s first book ‘A Dip in the Ocean’ was published the same year.