Inspiring Story of Healing and Triumph with Deanna Blegg

Inspire to Run Podcast

Sep 7 2023 • 35 mins

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#096 - How do you come back from a diagnosis or injury that prevents you from being active? Get ready to be moved by the exhilarating journey of our guest Deanna Blegg, Australia's leading female adventure racer and the creative mind behind Bleggmit.

We promise you a front-row seat to her indomitable spirit, from her humble beginnings as a swimmer, scaling the heights of her first triathlon win in 1984, to representing Australia in the Commonwealth Games. Deanna opens up about her battle with illness and how it rekindled her passion for sports, culminating in her triumphant return to the field post a radical abdominal hysterectomy in 2016.


Topics Covered:

  • Deanna’s journey into adventure racing and obstacle course racing
  • Rekindled passion for sports after a life-altering diagnosis and recovery
  • How Deanna turned a racing hurdle into an inventive solution
  • How Bleggmit is revolutionizing outdoor sports


Today’s Guest

Deanna Blegg

Deanna is a mother, HIV and AIDS survivor, breast cancer survivor and adventure racer, obstacle racer, and CrossFit athlete. Deanna won the overall women’s title in the 2013 World’s Toughest Mudder, a 24-hour obstacle racing event where competitors run continuous 5-mile loops in an attempt to complete as many miles as possible. She is also the inventor of the BleggMit, a lightweight neoprene glove designed for cold-weather races.


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