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Olympian Kate Courtney on Optimization and Embracing the Process | This is What You Have To Choose

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to mountain bike champion Kate Courtney about her recent trip to the Tokyo Olympics which she wrote about in the Washington Post, seeing moments of failure as opportunities for growth, the important distinction between optimization vs. maximization, and more.

Kate Courtney is a professional mountain bike racer for the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team. Kate is the 2019 Elite XCO World Cup Overall Champion, and the 2018 Elite XCO World Champion. In 2017, Kate won four U23 World Cups and earned the U23 Overall World Cup victory as well as her first Elite National Championship Title. In 2018, Kate became the first American in 17 years to win an Elite MTB World Championship and only the fourth American woman to do so. Kate also secured her spot as a member of the US Olympic team for Tokyo 2020.

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