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Age, and altitude, just numbers for Rebecca Rusch

For Rebecca Rusch age, altitude just numbers

Originally Published: August 15, 2011
By Julia Savacool

It was just around this time last year when Rebecca Rusch was on the ground, lying in the dirt, writhing in pain. She was 90 miles deep into a 100-mile bike race, her competition in hot pursuit. But at the final water stop, her calf caught a major cramp, sending her toppling off her bike and into the dirt and rocks … leaving her there, in the dirt, writhing in pain, struggling to get the calf to relax.

"I was tired, hot, thirsty and in so much pain," she said, reliving the ...

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