Ep 38: John & Nancy Guth - Not Your Ordinary Grandparents (RAAM, Records, & More)

Justin Too
December 2, 2020
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John and Nancy Guth are no ordinary couple. While most grandparents enjoy kicking back, relaxing, playing with their grandchildren and watching them do ambitious things, the Guth's are the ones setting the bar for their entire family and quite frankly making us all look bad!

At 67 years old and 70 years old, respectively, John and Nancy are often known by their Race Across America team name, Team Beau & Babe. Since 2010, Nancy has raced on 5 RAAM teams, setting records and making history along the way, including her 2012 2-person over 60 team record with her husband, John, in a time of 8 days 3 hours 43 minutes. This powerhouse couple also hold the over 60 mixed record in the Race Across the West and the four-person mixed record on RAAM team Beau, Babe and Boys in a time of 7 days 53 minutes.

And to cap it all off, they've also won in the 6-12-24 World Time Trial Championships in Borrego Springs, California. In 2021, Nancy is hoping to become the first female to race in the 70+ age category.  Exciting stuff!

Let's roll! 🚲💨

Episode Transcript

I've been an ultra-endurance athlete since 2011. Since then I've bicycled 3,000 miles across the USA to fight human trafficking, participated in the Race Across America (RAAM), ridden twice non-stop from San Jose to Los Angeles (450 miles) and once out-and-back (900 miles), and completed over 50 double centuries, earning me the title of youngest ultra cyclist ever to be inducted into the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame. Follow me @justintoofast on Facebook, Instagram, and Strava.