Rebecca Rusch at Race Across the Sky Premiere

KT Tape super athlete and two-time Leadville 100 Champion/record holder Rebecca Rusch is a now a movie star.  She is featured in the 2010 Race Across the Sky film which chronicles the intense Leadville Trail 100 race, which Rebecca won and crushed the women’s course record.  Showing at a select number of theaters across the country, the film celebrates the grit and determination it takes to participate in such an event.  Rebecca writes from her website: The Leadville Trail 100 was the highlight of my season this year both professionally and personally.  I trained with that race as a focus with the goal of repeating a win and attempting to break the women’s course record.  This all happened in August and I’ve come down off the high, however Thursday was my chance to re-live the experience all over again.  I was asked to be the only woman on the athlete panel, along with Levi Leipheimer, Dave Wiens, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, and Eric Weinhenmayer.  As featured athletes we were treated like royalty by Citizen Pictures, including car, hotel, and the VIP treatment at the film.  I brought an Idaho posse along with me for moral support and as a thank you for their hard work getting me through this season.     The panel discussion on stage was broadcast LIVE to 500 theaters around the US.  We did not get prepped with the questions before hand and we were absolutely winging it.  I have to say it was a bit stressful to walk out there, sit in that chair and know that every single viewer around the country was listening to our answers.  I searched the crowd for Greg, but couldn’t find him.  I tried to focus on sitting up straight, not fidgeting and delivering coherent answers when I was called on.  It was a blast and I think it went fairly well.  After the first panel discussion, we were escorted to our seats to watch the film. I was honored to be a part of the premiere and the athlete panel and to meet some of the legends of cycling.  Thank you to my sponsors.  Thank you to the Leadville Trail 100 family for creating such a special event.  Thank you to Citizen Pictures for putting this magical event onto the screen for the whole world to experience! For more on Rebecca visit her website here. For more on the 2010 Race Across the Sky click here.

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