Leah Goldstein

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

Leah Goldstein

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 because she was bullied in school so she started training and after a few years, she became the World Kick Boxing Champion title at the age of 17.

She then decided she wanted to be James Bond so she 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 at the age of 30 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 and was told she could never compete again.  Leah used her trademark no limits mental endurance to train on her own and not only did she start to win, she entered the World’s toughest race, the 3000 Mile Race Across America and despite getting Shermer’s Neck on Day 4, Leah won in her category.

In 2021, Leah went back to do the Race Across America again and this time, 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’s personal memoir, “No Limits” was published in 2015.  In 2023 a documentary about her incredibly inspiring life story will be released.

    Leah inspires audiences with her stories and her mantra that making a decision is the first step but what is more important is to believe in the decision!  Believing in it is key to overcoming any obstacles and it is that belief that will carry you across any finish line.
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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