Rusch To Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph On The Path Less Traveled

Paperback | October 1, 2014

byRebecca RuschAs told bySelene YeagerForeword byMark Burnett

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Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of our time. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her perseverance as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer, Rusch was a normal kid from Chicago who abandoned a predictable life for one of adventure. In her new bookRusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled, Rusch weaves her fascinating life''s story among the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots.

Rusch has run the gauntlet of endurance sports over her career as a professional athlete-- climbing, adventure racing, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking--racking up world championships along the way. But while she might seem like just another superhuman playing out a fistful of aces, her empowering story proves that anyone can rise above self-doubt and find their true potential.

First turning heads with her rock climbing and paddling skills, Rusch soon found herself spearheading adventure racing teams like Mark Burnett''s Eco-Challenge series. As she fought her way through the jungles of Borneo, raced camels across Morocco, threaded the rugged Tian Shan mountains, and river-boarded the Grand Canyon in the dead of winter, she was forced to stare down her own demons. Through it all, Rusch continually redefined her limits, pushing deep into the pain cave and emerging ready for the next great challenge.

At age 38, Rusch faced a tough decision: retire or reinvent herself yet again. Determined to go for broke, she shifted her focus to endurance mountain bike racing and rode straight into the record books at a moment when most athletes walk away.Rusch to Gloryis more than an epic story of adventure; it is a testament to the rewards of hard work, determination, and resilience on the long road to personal and professional triumph.

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Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of our time. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her perseverance as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer, Rusch was a normal kid from Chicago who abandoned a predictable life for one of adventure. In her new bookRusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled, Rusch weaves her fascinating life's stor...

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"In a world that all too often settles for mediocrity and conformity, Rebecca knows that the secret to success is being your best in all you do. And once you establish that baseline, you push through it."  --MARK BURNETT, producer of Eco-Challenge and SurvivorREBECCA RUSCHhas run the gauntlet of endurance sports over her career as a professional athlete-- climbing, adventure racing, whitewater ra...

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 Trai...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:VelopressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937715256

ISBN - 13:9781937715250

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyed! Nice to read a book about a female athlete that can show the guys up! While some of her success does come down to natural talent, it also comes from hard work, dedication, determination, and the ability to just keep going no matter what. While I will never be half the athlete Rebecca Rusch is, her book inspired me to really push what I think my limits are - and see how far I can really go. And it's an entertaining read - she has had some very interesting experiences and stories in her life. Picking up copied for several of my girlfriends for Christmas.
Date published: 2014-12-10

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Mark Burnett
Preface
Acknowledgments
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
Results
Credits
About the Authors