Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

#293: Life Beyond Limits; The Grit and Determination of Leah Goldstein

In this episode, our host Teri Holland engages in a compelling conversation with ultra-endurance racer Leah Goldstein. They explore the challenges of extreme cycling races, the mental and physical toll of sleep deprivation, and the determination to overcome obstacles. Listen in as Leah shares her experiences of pushing the limits, enduring harsh weather conditions, and embracing failure as a part of the journey toward success.

Join us for an inspiring conversation on resilience, perseverance, and the relentless pursuit of goals.

About Leah Goldstein:

By age 17, Leah Goldstein was the World Kickboxing Champion. Shortly thereafter, she enlisted in the Israeli Military and became one of the few female instructors of the elite Commando division, specializing in Krav Maga. Leah then transitioned into a Special Forces unit, combating terrorism and violent crime. The extreme lifestyle of the secret police eventually took its toll, and she found her salvation on a bicycle.

She convinced Israel to release her, as she pursued a brilliant 10-year career as a professional cyclist in Europe and North America – and eventually to the longest single stage race in the world, Race Across America. From crashes to podiums, and fear to triumph – Leah’s story gives us a glimpse of what’s truly possible from a life without limits.

Connect with Leah Goldstein:


Instagram: www.instagram.com/goldstein_leah_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leahgoldstein1


00:00 Leah Goldstein: World champion kickboxer turned cyclist.
05:07 Parental influence: independence, positivity, and support.
09:27 Military training, elite unit, first female instructor.
10:51 Reluctant ride becomes life-changing sport journey.
19:00 Training for the ultra-endurace races
22:08 Vegan cyclist maintains liquid diet for digestion.
26:16 Preparing for race, sleeping under tree. 
29:24 Endured pain, made strong comeback, worked hard.
34:20 "No Limits" documentary

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/theteriholland

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