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With a lead role in the documentary, ‘The Queen of Pain’ Rebecca Rusch will discuss her record-breaking 2010 Leadville win alongside other top placers​

Ketchum, ID—Oct. 20, 2010— In keeping with her pattern of repeats and three-peats, two-time Life Time Fitness Leadville Trail 100 Women's Champ Rebecca Rusch will once again be featured in the film Race Across the Sky, documenting the epic Lifetime Fitness 2010 Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. On November 4th, Race Across the Sky will premier simultaneously in more than 500 theaters around the nation. Click here to see a list of theaters that will be screening the premiere event.

Prior to a VIP screening in Denver, Rusch will join Leadville Trail 100 2010 Men’s Champ Levi Leipheimer and other top racers in a live athlete’s panel. Last year, the live panel only included male riders.

In its second year documenting the stories and challenges of the Life Time Fitness Leadville Trail 100 competitors, Race Across The Sky 2010 delves into the boom in the race’s popularity among amateurs and professionals and illustrates riders' most inspiring stories of trial and triumph.

What: Premiere of Race Across the Sky 2010 and Candid Athlete Panel

When: Thursday November 4, 2010 6pm

Where: Paramount Theatre at 1621 Glenarm Pl. in Denver, CO 80202

The Life Time Fitness Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race is one of the most high-profile mountain bike races in the sport, covering grueling terrain up to 14,000 feet in elevation and dipping into the valleys in Leadville, Colorado. Shoulder to shoulder at the starting line, more than 15,000 professional and amateur riders from 48 states and 21 countries attempted the harrowing course this year.

After appearing in the original Race Across the Sky 2009 film, Rusch is featured more thoroughly in the 2010 documentary with a film crew following her in the days leading up to the race and throughout the entire competition. Race Across The Sky 2010 also features candid conversations with elite and amateur riders. Click here to see a trailer of the film. An encore presentation of the film will be shown in select theaters across the country on Nov. 9th.

Rebecca is available to speak with media. Appointments can be arranged by contacting [email protected]. Check Rebecca's website for blog posts and more information.

Since becoming a pro adventure racer and endurance athlete in 2001, Rebecca Rusch, residing in Ketchum, ID, has proven to the world she has what it takes to execute any of the above even after going beyond her limits in far flung places like Kyrgyzstan and Tibet. She added 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike racing to her résumé five years ago and proceeded to dominate the sport. She is currently the three-time 24 hr Solo World Champion, two-time Life Time Fitness Leadville Trail 100 Champion. Rusch’s blog about her adventures and training can be found at Rebecca Rusch. Rebecca Rusch (thequeenofpain) on Twitter
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