Lindsey Runkel

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Lindsey Runkel

Being athletic growing up, Lindsey tried just about every sport you can think of. A few years ago, she bought a street bike, got bored quickly, and looked into competitive mountain biking. Then, in October of 2014, she had a bad bike accident which left her paralyzed below the waist.

Told immediately she would never walk again, she has been determined to prove that doctor, and many others wrong. She got an adaptive bike, is riding harder than ever, and found the OCR community along the way.

For her Instagram:

When I’m on my bike, I forget I’m paralyzed. I forget about everything but the dirt below me and the trail ahead of me. It’s just me and the bike. I ride to be free from a condition that otherwise controls my every move. I ride for myself. I ride for all of those who believe that they are destined to be trapped in their disabled bodies. I ride for Paul. Because there is life beyond disability. There is freedom. You just have to be willing to seek it out.

Today’s show is sponsored by:

Spartan Fit – Joe Desena’s new book designed to get you fit in 30 days.

CMC Race – The Civilian Military Combine is back. Sept 10, Brooklyn, NY.  20% off with code ORM

Show Notes:

Lindsey’s Instagram

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Matt B. Davis

is the host of the Obstacle Racing Media Podcast and the author of "Down and Dirty-The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs". He is also the only (known) #wafflehouseelite obstacle racer.

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