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Yep, another Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) racer interview. The series deserves some serious love because it's the biggest and best of it's kind. Through all the willing interviewees, you can sense the enthusiasm and passion for the series. So...we will keep bringing on racers as long as they are willing.
This episode Corey Stelljes joins MBR. He currently is riding with The Bike Hub Cycling Team (http://www.thebikehubcyclingteam.com/)
Corey brings an impressive resume. He was a runner until injuries led him to cycling in 2009. He was a NCAA Division 3 National 10k champion and 4-time All American in Cross Country and Track. He ran one of the top 100 marathon times by an American between 2004 and 2008, resulting in an invite to the 2008 US Olympic Trials in New York City.
In 2009 Corey raced his first mountain bike race in the Sport (Cat 2) category. He is now competing against the fastest pros. His 9th place finish at the Iola Bump & Jump proves that determination can overcome. Earlier in Corey's running career, he had a revolutionary heart procedure done to ablate an extra nerve in his heart that was causing a rapid heartbeat.
Check out Corey's blog for more race reports and thoughts: http://raceofattrition.blogspot.com/
The Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) is the largest state mountain bike race series in the country. The series provides a great opportunity for a wide range of racers, including juniors and beginners up to some of the fastest racers in the country. For more information and full results, check out http://www.wors.org/series/
CHEQUAMEGON 40 PREVIEW
Friend of the show, Corey Stelljes, joins the show to preview his race at the Chequamegon 40. After a strong 13th at the 2011 race, he is gunning for a much higher result this year.
Corey gives us a rundown of some training, race course and atmosphere details, and confirms the correct pronunciation of Chequamegon.
Listen in to the show here:
Related show links:
The Bike Hub Cycling Team - http://www.thebikehubcyclingteam.com/
Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival - http://www.cheqfattire.com/