Leah Goldstein

First Female to win the Race Across America (RAAM)2021, World Champion, Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Leah Goldstein

The first woman to win the Race Across America 2021` – the World’s toughest endurance race, Leah Goldstein has never let anything get in the way of her achieving her goals.  No matter how impossible they seemed to everyone around her.

As a young girl, she wanted to be Bruce Lee. Growing up in Vancouver, B.C. with new immigrant parents, Leah was bullied because of her accent and a limp.  She started training at attained the World Kick Boxing Champion title at the age of 17, when her focus to becoming James Bond.  She was the first women to be enlisted into the Israeli Defense Force and became the first female Elite Commando instructor who transitioned into a special-forces unit, combating terrorism and violent crimes.

She moved back to Canada to pursue a cycling career and although they told her she was too old,  she defied the odds and started winning races.  In 2005 as Sponsors started calling, she suffered a terrible accident.  The healing and retraining derailed her cycling goals and she was told she could never compete again.

Leah used her trademark mental endurance to train on her own and went on to win many races including the 3000 Mile Race Across America. Despite Shermer’s Neck on Day 4, Leah won in her category.

Her goal in the RAAM 2021 race was to break her previous record, but she made history as the first female solo cyclist to be the overall winner in this grueling 3,000 mile (4,800km) long endurance race, with a time of 11 days 3 hours and 3 minutes, at an average speed of 11.8mph.

Leah’s is a story of the will to succeed, the commitment and resilience to reach your dreams and to live a life with NO LIMITS. Leah shares an inspiring message of strength, perseverance, and the determinant will to never give up and empowers all who hear her to push past their limits.

Leah volunteers her time to encourage women and youth. Her Self Defense training equips them with necessary skills to defend themselves and often it has even save their lives.  Leah supports At Risk Youth Boys and Girls Clubs.

Leah’s personal memoir, “No Limits” was published in 2015. No Limits sweeps its readers into the mind of a champion – battling bullies, sexism, terrorism and more.

In 2022 a documentary about her incredibly inspiring life story will be released.


    Achieving higher performance levels or what seems like an impossible goal is nothing new to Leah Goldstein.  In this keynote, she shares why her no limit mindset has been key to her success.  And the three ways she trains her mind to be her most powerful tool

Having Leah speak infront of our team during our Annual Training Event was a worthy investment. Our team at Centra was captivated, inspired, in awe and had endless questions - we could have easily spent another hour on the question and answer period. Leah's personal story, accomplishments and mindset left our team considering what was possible for themselves and was a highlight to our event. I'm not sure how I'll top this next year!
Centra Windows Inc
Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to whoever arranged this session with Leah!! I have a lot to think about and wish I have a copy of the session to share with a few people who could really benefit from Leah’s words!! This was amazing and provides a lot for self reflection!! Words are inadequate to describe Leah!
Leah is captivating. Her message is powerful. She speaks to determination and resolution. Her journey of adventure, harrowing obstacles, personal and societal challenges has a lasting impact. Leah Podollan - Owner, The Podollan Group of Companies Leah Goldstein has spoken at various RCMP events, Corrections Canada, WOW conventions etc. and the feedback is awesome. She is very direct, funny and speaks to why and what holds us back from living better lives. Her story is simply unbelievable. Linda Edgecombe - Re-Invention Strategist, Author, Speaker Leah has a fascinating and informative life story that takes you on a journey into the heart and mind of a champion athlete to reveal how she was able to conquer challenges that could have crushed her spirit. Leah’s lessons show you how to go the extra mile in your sport and life.
Dr. Jim Afrenow - Ph.D
Author of The Champion's Mind
We had such a great week with Leah Goldstein! We’re so happy you found us via Stedman, Oprah and Girls Inc. National. Your classes embodied the essence of what it means to be a strong, smart and bold woman. Please come back to join us again when you are in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Linda Boessenecker
CEO, Girls. Inc
I always knew Leah Goldstein was hardcore but this book (No Limits) takes any notion I had to a whole other level. This is an incredible story of a life lived from the heart of a champion.
Clara Hughes, O.C. 6-Time Olympic Medalist
On behalf of the Government of Alberta, I would like to thank you for providing your expertise and knowledge to the delegates of Vitalize 2013. The sessions were very well received and your efforts were greatly appreciated.
Leah Paton
Special Initiatives Consultant, Alberta Culture
There were nothing but very positive responses regarding your presentation and many are in wonderment of the exceptional individual you are. You were very well received Leah and your story resonated with the group. They were still talking about your presentation the next day.
Phil Benson
Executive Director, Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials
Leah, you knocked it out of the ballpark! I am rarely speechless, and felt like a blithering idiot trying to express myself after your talk. You completely WOWed them. I can't thank you enough for bringing your fabulous light to WOW.
Christine Awram
Founder, Women of Worth Conferences
Leah has a fascinating and informative life story that takes you on a journey into the heart and mind of a champion athlete to reveal how she was able to conquer challenges that could have crushed her spirit. Leah’s lessons show you how to go the extra mile in your sport and life.
Dr. Jim Afremow - Ph.D.
Author of The Champion’s Mind

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