First female to win race across America
andyoldlabour · 29/06/2021 10:43
Something uplifting and positive for a change.
Leah Goldstein makes history by becoming first female cyclist to win Race Across America. The 52-year-old completed 'the toughest bicycle race in the world' in a time of 11 days 3 hours and 3 minutes.
AuntieStella · 30/06/2021 15:20
Women do really well in the ultra long endurance events - the difference between the sexes seems to vanish when you are looking at the crazily long races.
I know more about runners that cyclists, but if anyone wants another uplifting account, have a read about Nicky Spinks - one of UK's greatest athletes ever, who most people have never heard of - whose best runs came in later life after beating breast cancer
EmbarrassingAdmissions · 30/06/2021 15:28
Hands up... who looked for a photo to see...?
No - but I've seen articles about her previously because she's ex Special Forces (Israel) and a champion kick boxer with a distinguished family history in it.
I've often thought a version of Taken would be so much better with her as the lead character.
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