BECOMING A NATIONAL CHAMPION WITH LAUREN HALL
Lauren Hall is no stranger to athletics. Growing up with a grandfather who played for the original 49ers, it’s no surprise that Lauren would want to carry on this amazing family legacy. Although her career path has taken many interesting turns (including stints as a semi-pro soccer player and chef) she is now a world champion cyclist and she couldn’t be more fulfilled. Today she discusses her extraordinary journey into professional cycling, how it felt to receive her first big-time contract at age 29, and why it’s important to be adventurous.
In this episode, we’ll cover:
- Her exciting adventures as a professional cyclist.
- Her incredible success story of finishing last to winning three national titles.
- How the sport has evolved for women during her career.
- Her team’s influential development program for young, female riders.
- Why cycling is one of the most glorious sports in the world.
After Lauren Hall’s professional career in soccer didn’t pan out in 2002, she thought her athletic career was over. After competing in a marathon during culinary school, Lauren was inspired to pursue racing in a triathlon. It took her several months to work up the courage to actually purchase a bike, but when she finally did, it became a pivotal moment in her career. She began rigorous training, learning the trade, and earned her first professional cycling contract in 2010. Since then Lauren has won three national track titles, finished 1st in The Old Pueblo Grand Prix, 1st in The Gent Wevelgem, and other prestigious titles. Learn more about Lauren at laurenhallracing.com and Twitter.