Rebecca Rusch on Facing Challenges, Doing Good in the World [Podcast #240]

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On this Episode

Rebecca Rusch is a 7-time World Champion in cycling, adventure racing, and cross country skiing events, a best-selling author, and a passionate community activist. She’s also an Emmy award winner for her documentary Blood Road which highlights the problem of unexploded ordnance in Laos that her Do Good foundation is working to solve.

In this episode we dive into the life equations Rebecca has figured out like “blood flow = brain flow” and “passion = payoff,” and how these apply both on and off the bike. Rebecca shares how she approaches challenges, talks about why gravel riding is so attractive to all types of riders, and tells us about what her foundation is doing to help others around the world.

We also ask Rebecca to weigh in on why women’s performance in ultra endurance events is more evenly matched with men than in other sports, and what it’s like riding for her new sponsor, Liv/Giant.

Learn more about the Be Good foundation and keep up with Rebecca at

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