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Off-road warrior

Rachel Cieslewicz will never quit

Originally Published: September 19, 2011
By Cristina Goyanes

Eighty miles into the 2011 Gortex TransRockies Run -- a six-day, 120-mile trail race from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, Colo., in late August -- Rachel Cieslewicz was stopped in her tracks. She had come so far, pushing through four grueling days of scrambling over rocks, sloshing through riverbeds and running up to 27-percent inclines better left to mountain goats.

She'd trained to win this race. She had lined up the perfect racing partner and sponsors. It was all being written in ...

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