How can you form the mental fortitude to overcome pain, discomfort and deprivation in order to meet your goals? Elite endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox joins the podcast to talk with Kelly and Maria about how she adapts to natural elements, criticism and her own inner voice to triumph at some of the world’s toughest endurance bicycle races.
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MORE ABOUT LAEL WILCOX
In 2016, Lael Wilcox was the first woman and first American to win the 4200-mile Trans Am Bicycle Race. Lael also holds the women’s record for the Tour Divide, a 2,745 mile ride from Canada to Mexico. She also set the fastest known time for the 1,546-mile Baja Divide route from San Diego to San Jose Del Cabo. In 2019, Lael placed 2nd overall in the Silk Road Mountain Race, a 1,061-mile self-supported mountain bike race in Kyrgyzstan. She is the subject of the film I’m Not Stopping which follows her on the Navad 1000, a 670-mile race with 100,000 feet of climbing where she became only the second woman to finish it.
Keep up with Lael and see updates on her 1,000-mile Alaskan cycling scholarship for women on her social media accounts.
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Episode Topics and Mentions
Trans Am Bicycle Race
Silk Road Mountain Race
Race Across America
GRIT, Girls Riding Into Tomorrow
Billie Jean King
Race Around Rwanda
Topical steroid withdrawal
The Strike Series by Robert Galbraith
Quote of the Week
“The world is big and the mountains are tall and the storms look scary, but as long as you keep moving, you get through it.” -- Lael Wilcox
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