Polly Letofsky left her home in Colorado and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles—by foot—to become the first woman to walk around the world.
As an awareness campaign for breast cancer, strangers welcomed her into their homes. But it was never an easy road. Polly struggled with earthquakes, muggings, languages, even religious riots. The ultimate challenge came in the middle of Polly’s journey when September 11 flung us all into a crossroads in world history and she found herself navigating a vastly changing world.
Her bestselling book, 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, has won top honors as Best Memoir at the 2011 Writer’s Digest Best Book Awards.
Polly will share her story with humor and honest reflection, the good times and the hardships in her spirited keynote LITTLE STEPS, BIG FEAT.