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Overcome yourself with #shutuplegs

Here’s how one guy will inspire you to ride your bike today

Imagine riding the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest, in one ride. That is 8,848 metres of climbing. Or why not just keep going and round it out to 10 000 metres because your brain likes nice round numbers. That is exactly what Kevin Benkenstein did, several times. The Everesting concept started in Australia where you choose any one climb and ride it repeatedly until you…

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The Most Shut Up Legs moment ever

Endless hours of riding in the dark, frozen roads and temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius. How Jens Voigt battled his Everest Challenge under toughest conditions to make a positive difference in the fight against cancer. “It’s easy” they said: “Pick any climb, anywhere in the world and ride repeat after grinding repeat until you have notched up 8,848m vert. In one ride.” Easy, right?…

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10 life lessons I have learned from riding my bike for 24 hours

We all have our goals and Shut Up Legs ambassador Maria had a special one this year. She competed in her first 24-hour race. 524km with more than 6400 meters of climbing. Read about her experience in the 24 hours pain cave. What is the concept behind the 24-hour race? The 24-hour race of Kelheim has a big history and tradition in Germany. 24 hours…

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#ShutUpCollarbone: Overcoming injury and working towards a goal

It’s hard to remember back to a time when Jensie was once a young man chasing the dream of becoming a professional. When you think back to his career as a professional cyclist, you remember a man stomping on his pedals, grinding his teeth and pushing himself to the limit as the peloton hunts him down. Two years ago, a mom walked up to Jens…

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Luvuyo’s journey from obesity to Ironman

In December 2011, Luvuyo Bangazi weighed 117 kg’s (257 lbs). A partner in an advertising agency, he had to undergo mandatory medical exams to take life insurance to cover the business shareholding. He was told his cover would cost more as he was heading for obesity. “At nearly 120kg’s (264 lbs), I became a high risk with potential for diabetes, high blood pressure and the…

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