Ho Chi Minh Trail provides healing path for American Rusch

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

“Queen of Pain” travels through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Rebecca Rusch has won ultra-endurance competitions all around the world, however, she faced one of her toughest challenges in 2017 pedaling 1,200 miles along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Here is all you need to know:

– The American, who is also known as the “Queen of Pain”, set out on an arduous journey of healing and self-discovery in search of the site where her father’s plane went down during the Vietnam War in Laos.



– Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, cycled along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail, including the jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

– Her journey can be seen in the moving documentary Blood Road, which is not only a powerful story of a daughter’s love letter to her lost father but how two women forge a deep bond triggered by war and loss.

Watch the Documentary Blood Road HERE.

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