Rebecca Rusch Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro on a Bicycle
BUFF® Staff / 6-6-2016
BUFF® Ambassador and cycling icon Rebecca Rush recently pushed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on her bicycle. A feat accomplished by few. Read Rebecca's words from the trail HERE
Now watch the video below
Bio: Rebecca Rusch has run the gauntlet of endurance sports over her career as a professional athlete. Whether she is climbing, adventure racing, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, or mountain biking- Rusch has racked up numerous accolades including seven world championships titles. Rusch has continually redefined herself and her limits, pushing deep into the pain cave and emerging ready for the next great challenge, whatever it is. Rusch is not only a highly decorated endurance athlete with some of the most grueling races under her belt, but also a World renowned author, event producer, advocate and motivational speaker. Rusch’s work extends beyond the start line with outreach and events with the SRAM Gold Rusch Tour, events and rides aimed to get more women and girls on bicycles, and her hometown signature gravel grinder event, Rebecca’s Private Idaho, which has raised over $50,000 for bicycle based charities and advocacy groups. Rusch’s supporters include: Niner Bikes, SRAM, Red Bull, GU, Maxxis, Smith, WD-40 Bike, Camelbak, Buff, BOA, Thule, Adventure Medical Kits, Sea to Summit, and Garmin.
"Rusch to Glory"
By Rebecca Rusch and Selene Yeager
Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of her generation, relentlessly fast on her feet, climbing mountains, or racing a bike. But she began her journey with an unceremonious start - by joining the high school track team to score a free tracksuit. This scrawny Chicago kid soon abandoned a predictable life, heading from home to wander the world and find adventure. Trekking through Borneo, mountain climbing in Patagonia, navigating the rivers of Vietnam, racing bikes across the Andes - Rusch's rambling saw her discover the adrenalin sport of adventure racing, stare down her demons, witness the tragic death of a friend, and rise toward a glass ceiling in sports.
Rusch to Glory is set in the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her incredible perseverance against all odds, Rebecca Rusch tells her story of transformation to inspire anyone to discover their own greatness.