Where is Rebecca Rusch Today?
Although it was long ago proven that there is no stopping Rebecca Rusch from attaining new heights of hero worship, this weekend she will once again be ramping it up…all the while reminding even the most battle hardened mountain biker that, at our best, we are no match for her courage and spirit for adventure.
Far from the hot and humid singletrack trails of Vietnam where she became the first person to ride the Ho Chi Minh trail (to film her award winning movie Blood Road), Rebecca will be starting the 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational, an ultra-marathon event in Alaska (with sub-freezing temperatures) that touts its reputation for “notoriously inhospitable conditions and minimal outside support.” Nice!
The race starts on March 1 and you can follow Rebecca’s progress.
Photos: RJ Saver, Idarado | Jon Mancuso