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Rebecca Rusch - 7X World Champ, Author-Rusch To Glory. Emmy award winner-Blood Road

Rebecca Rusch - 7X World Champ, Author-Rusch To Glory. Emmy award winner-Blood Road

Episode 57: Rebecca Rusch - 7X World Champ, Author-Rusch To Glory. Emmy award winner-Blood Road

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Show notes (please see Timestamps below for more detail)

In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful with Rebecca Rusch.

Rebecca Rusch is one of the world's greatest ultra-endurance athletes.

Her career has spanned numerous adventure sports including rock climbing, adventure racing, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, gravel biking, and mountain biking. She was nominated to the International Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2019, owns seven World Championship titles in multiple disciplines.

Author – her book Rusch to Glory

Emmy award winner for her documented cycling expedition on the Ho Chi Minh trail - Blood Road. Motivational speaker and Event promoter – With Rebecca’s Private Idaho

She’s contributing to the greater good and giving back with her foundation “Be Good”.

In this episode, Rebecca discusses her journey and the importance of the documentary film - Blood Road. How rather than closing a door to a part of her life it opened her life to so much more.

The thing that becomes clear in this episode is Rebecca's ability to adapt and become stronger under difficult circumstances. This is true for her life, her career as an adventure racer and professional Mountain biker.

Be sure to listen to this one until the end... simply so many fantastic stories and takeaways from one of the world's truly great inspiring people.

See the timestamps below for more detail.


0.0 - Introduction to show

1.20 - Sponsors

4.50 - Start to show – Introduction

5.35 - General chit-chat - living in the cold

7.00 - Finding comfort - "The queen of pain" - - after the extremes life feels more comfortable

9.30 - Life since Blood Road - It was a catalyst for many things - It's been a powerful experience - "I found my purpose"

13.40 - Blood Road documentary - Riding the Ho chi Minh trail (Red Bull backed the film) - Why Rebecca decided to do the journey?

19.00 - Novak Thompson - team mate

19.40 - Raid Goulaius - Vietnam - Why this event triggered so much for Rebecca

22.10 - The Ho Chi Minh trail - Not exactly one trail - Don Duval has mapped the trail for many years

24.00 - The Jungle

25.40 - Finding passion for outdoors - "I was always the kid that was in the dirt" - Why cross country running -

28.20 - When did Rebecca decide to go all-in and become a professional athlete - Adventure racing required a woman to be in it, Rebecca kept saying yes - Rebecca started her own team - around 2003 in the Riad - Rebecca got stronger

33.40 - Novak Thompson says about Rebecca as a team mate, “she has developed a reputation as a goatlike trekker, a superb paddler and climber and a perpetually organized, supportive and good-humored teammate.”

35.30 - Finding sleep after racing for days or 24hrs MTB race

37.30 - Team and Relationships - "Mum was my number one fan" , Husband - "He really got me into cycling", sponsors and mentors - Rebecca has been with Red Bull for over 20 years - they provide a lot of tools

41.00 - Blood Road - it took three pitches to Red Bull to get it right - The Red Bulls

44.30 - Mental Strategies - Managing the down & hard times - accountability buddies in life and training - Mantras' - "I can, I will, I won't be denied" - talking to yourself nicely - "Be Good" - Science is proving what is happening via mediation, visualizing - "We have our own medicine- breat, sound, vibrations..." - moving meditation - Being grateful, Be present

54.00 - General Health - "I'm a survivor, I'm pretty durable"

56.20 - Controlling the controlables -

57.30 - Grounding - Vibrations - Vibrational sound work - Felling connected - breathing - cold therapy

1.02.00 - Training for adventure racers - You got to master the skills of each one - Resilence and the ability to pivot - adaptability -

1.06.50 - Nutrition - Gu Nutrition Roctane - making own real-food

1.08.50 - Morning routines - We're not morning people!

1.12.00 - Goals -

1.13.50 - 50 year birthday challenge - 50 days of 50 - Finding multi--layer goals

1.16.40 - The "Be Good" foundation - clear bombs along the Ho chi minh trail in Laos - Increasing availability to bikes around the world

1.20.00 - What's next? Giddyup challenge fundraiser in May - in person and remote (digital) - Winter Bike expeditions end of February in Alaska then Iceland for another snow bike expedition - Fat Tire bike with gear is about 50 pounds - 5 mile an hour average - Walking 3 mile an average

1.29.20 - Favorite places to live and train - Idaho, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, "I love where I live"

1.32.00 - Conclude


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