Epic is a word that gets passed around all too easily these days, but we think Rebecca Rusch’s Blood Road certainly qualifies.
You might not be all that familiar with ‘The Queen of Pain’ but Pete was lucky enough to meet this quiet, unassuming ultra-endurance athlete at the Epic Israel in 2015. Rebecca and her team mate Selene Yeager would go on to win the race in about half the time it took me and Rab Wardell (not Rab’s fault).
Rebecca Rusch lost her father when his F-4 Phantom was shot down over Vietnam. Ever since his remains were identified, she’s been planning to ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail’s 1,200 miles to discover the crash site some 40 years later.
The full film will be released later this year. More details here.