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Rachael is a professional big mountain skier based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been featured in films for Teton Gravity Research and has spent time in the competition circuit, winning the Red Bull Cold Rush in 2012. In 2013, she started FemaleWolfPack, a website serves as a platform for inspiration and a way for female athletes to get eyes on their videos. Rachel’s story has been featured in ESPN, Powder Magazine, and other publications.

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Darcy Piceu is one of the best female ultrarunners in the world. She has placed first three times in a row at the Hardrock 100: a 100 mile race through the Colorado San Juan mountains. It covers the vertical climb of more than the elevation of Mount Everest - Over 33k feet. In addition to competing, Darcy coaches other runners and is a mother.

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Melissa Stockwell is an American paratriathlete and former Paralympic swimmer and U.S. Army officer. A first lieutenant, she was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. She lost her left leg when a roadside bomb exploded when she was leading a convoy in Baghdad. For her service in Iraq she was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. She works as a prosthetist and is the co-founder of Dare2Tri, a Chicago-based paratriathlon club.

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Burnd Heinrich is a professor, author, and long-distance runner. Burnd has made major contributions to the study of insect physiology and behavior, and has written 18 books, the majority of which examine the physiological and behavioral adaptations of animals to their physical environment. Some of his other writings pertain more to Burnd’s running career, including Why We Run, which was formally known as Racing the Antelope. Burnd has set numerous records in American ultra-running including a 24 hour run where he covered 156 miles and a 100 mile run that he covered in 12 hours and 27 minutes. 

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Melissa has made her life about exploring the beautiful mountains of the world. Melissa has summited Mt. Rainer over 100 times and she has summited Mt. Everest not once, not twice, not three or four times but 5 times – the most out of any non-sherpa female in this universe. She is passionate about climbing and pushing her own limits, but her ultimate joy comes from taking that journey with others, helping them push their limits and get to their own summit.

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Tim Medvetz is the founder of The Heroes Project, a non-profit organization that works with veterans, soldiers, marines, and military families and communities on all levels. They have taken disabled veterans to the tops of mountains all over the world, they are currently in the process of training an injured marine who lost his leg in Afghanistan, Charlie Linville, to the top of Mt Everest. Tim also has an amazing story of his own. An ex-Hell's Angel, Tim was in a serious motorcycle accident where he broke countless bones and nearly had his foot amputated. If that wasn't enough, he awoke from his accident on September 11th, 2001. A year after his accident, he set out to climb Mount Everest.

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Jennifer Steinman is a Film Director, Producer and Editor with over 18 years of experience in television and filmmaking. Her work has aired nationally on ABC, PBS, Discovery, Nat Geo, and a bunch of different festivals like SXSW and Sundance. Jennifer’s most recent documentary film project, DESERT RUNNERS was selected "Best of the Fest" at the 2013 Edinburgh Film Festival. It won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at both the Vancouver International and The Hamptons International Film Festivals, and was named by the Huffington Post as one of "The Top 10 Documentaries of 2013."

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Ultramarathonman Dean Karnazes has accomplished some of the most daunting feats in long-distance running. These include but are definitely not limited to: 50 marathons in 50 different states over 50 days, 350 continuous miles without sleeping for three nights. Ultramarathons in Death Valley at temperatures up to 130 degrees and a marathon in the South pole in negative 40 degrees. Dean was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. He’s been featured on 60 minutes, Howard Stern, ESPN, and, quite possibly his most prized media appearance, MTNmeister podcast.

 

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Jamie Greubel and Steve Langton are both American bobsledders who earned bronze medals in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Jamie competed in two-women bobsled and Steve in two-man and four-man. After successful track careers in college, both Jamie and Steve transitioned to bobsled full time. 

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