Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled

Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled


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ISBN-13: 9781937715250
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Rusch won her fourth straight Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race in August of 2012. In addition to three 24-hour solo mountain bike World Champion rainbow jerseys, Rusch is the 2010 World Champion for Master's XC mountain biking, the 2011 National XC single-speed champion, and a three-time national champion in 24-hour team mountain biking. She set a new female course record for the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail in 2013. Rusch won Idaho's Short Track state championship (twice), and a Cyclocross state title. An accomplished Nordic skier, she's won the Masters Cross Country Skiing World Championship, in addition to taking the top prize at Raid Gauloises Adventure Racing World Championships. Rebecca also organizes a series of female ride initiatives called the SRAM Gold Rusch Tour, an event that combines race & training clinics at major bike events, female media camps and an all girls MTB camp in her hometown of Ketchum, Idaho.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mark Burnett
Introduction: The Wild Ride
1 Finding Myself at the Finish Line
2 Running Away From Home
3 Facing My Fears
4 Vehicle For Change
5 Learning Management Skills in Morocco
6 If at First You Don't Succeed" "
7 Exploring My Limits
8 Proving Grounds
9 A Heavy Crown
10 A New Beginning
11 A Big Year
12 Gaining Momentum
13 Riding for the Record Books
14 Winning & Losing
15 Keeping It Real
Epilogue: The Outer Limits
About the Authors

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Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dforst More than 1 year ago
A candid memoir by a woman who set herself no boundaries-willing to fail and because of this, continues to reap a rich,  rewarding and passionate life. A must read.   
Peggyp1 More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for everyone.  It is a great biography of an exceptional athlete, and an exhausting and riveting adventure story, but most of all it is a book about grit and determination.  It is full of life lessons for all of us.
sbannister More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books impossible to put down. I started to read my newly autographed book on the way home from "Rebecca's Private Idaho" and couldn't stop reading until I finished it early that evening; I was truly mesmorized. You feel the bitter cold of the mountains and the leeches crawling on your skin as she masterfully outlines the stories of her adventures. It would be absolutely impossible to finish this book and not be truly inspired to push yourself to new fitness limits (physical and mental). Cheers, Rebecca! You have created a masterpiece!