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.
- NO LIMIT MINDSET
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