Jeffrey Ritter: Broken Neck to World Champion, Episode #74
Release Date: 07/28/2020
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Endurance cyclist Jeffrey Ritter had to take small steps and set big goals to reach full recovery from a broken neck. He talks with Kelly and Maria about finding inspiration within to conquer each moment and how to “embrace the day.”
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MORE ABOUT JEFFREY RITTER
Jeffrey Ritter is a world champion cyclist who made a full recovery from a broken neck and other injuries he sustained while training on his bicycle. At the 2019 Borrego Springs 12-hour world time trials, he was the champion -- completing 181 miles in 12 hours. He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford, an author of multiple books (including two books of poetry) and is a world renowned expert on doing business in the digital age.
Episode Topics and Mentions
Race Across America, endurance race
Recovery from a broken neck
University of Oxford
Durham, North Carolina
Col du Galibier
Using rage/anger as motivation
Bicycle link tattoo
“Embrace the day”
- It’s important to remember the power of passion for motivation in everything in life. Passion is contagious.
- Endurance athletes have a willingness to expose themselves to suffering. In that difficulty, champion moments are made.
- Set small goals to reach larger ones, especially when it is hard to see the big goal off in the distance.
- Optimism is so important to thinking about future goals. Positivity can turn goals into reality.
Quote of the Week:
“Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -- Muhammad Ali
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