Meet the Alphas
Tobias Mews is a world-class extreme ultra endurance athlete. After a six year commission in the British Army, Tobias embarked on a new career as a journalist, combining his passion for adventure sports with his enthusiasm for writing and filmmaking.
In 2011, Tobias entered the Marathon des Sables, where he surprised himself by not only finishing 21st overall but also as Top Brit. This set off a catalyst of events that would take him around the world, competing in both whacky and tough adventures.
Tobias has gone on to compete in many of the world’s toughest races including the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway, the 800km Absa Cape Epic multi-stage mountain bike race in South Africa, the 230km Jungle Ultra in Amazon of Peru and the 168km Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, to name but a few. In 2013, he returned to the Sahara Desert for the Marathon des Sables, hoping to better his performance – and finished 15th overall.
Tobias is also a professional adventure sports journalists and filmmaker, writing for over a dozen publications, from Runner’s World to Men’s Fitness. He writes a weekly column about adventure sports for the Daily Telegraph Men’s lifestyle section. You can find out more about him at tobiasmews.com, follow him on Twitter or 'like’ him on Facebook.