October 8, 2020

Great Big Adventure with Rea Kolbl (S13E26)

In this Episode

This week Alyssa and Haley speak with professional obstacle course and adventure racer Rea Kolbl. She is a self-proclaimed “mountain adventure addict,” and her long list of accomplishments includes the 2017 & 2018 World’s Toughest Mudder Champion, overall winner of the 2020 Grand Traverse, and a second place finish with her team at the Eco Challenge Fiji.

After retiring from gymnastics at the age of 17, Rea moved from her home in Slovenia to California to study at UC Berkeley and was quickly introduced to the world of trail running. From there, she discovered obstacle course racing and found that her background as a gymnast and trail runner made her a perfect fit for the sport.

Rea shares how she has seen the sport evolve over her career, and she breaks down all of the different kinds of obstacle course racing. She also gives us an inside look of what made her team successful at Eco Challenge Fiji, and their plans for redemption in 2021.

Alyssa tells us about her experience this week as a poll observer, and we are sending out a great big THANK YOU to our listeners for 500k listens.

Follow Rea on Instagram @reakolbl

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