Media Coverage

The Prize Inside Podcast by Myers/Gymer Chiropractic (on Libsyn) with Kathy Roche-Wallace

Fellow college classmate turned Chiropractor, created this podcast to help introduce listeners to people (like Kathy) that go above and beyond in their lives as a perfect example of ordinary people doing extraordinary things! You'll hear about her PrimalQuest adventure race, triple "iron" distance triathlons, and of course RAAM (plus much, much, more).

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Jay Thomas (SirusXM) Interview with Kathy Roche-Wallace

You'll want to check out this fun interview with the one and only Jay Thomas on his SirusXM radio show. Caution, some of the language may be a bit "NSFW" (not Kathy, of course), but she had a great time talking with Jay and his co-host Cristina Palumbo. You'll get a bit of informal insight on the life of an adventure athlete - wrapped in a bit of humor!

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Kathy Roche-Wallace Back for RAAM 2015

This post comes directly from the Race Across America's Facebook page and makes the "official' announcement of Kathy's return to the world's toughest bicycle race. You do not need a Facebook account, or to be logged in, to view the article linked below.

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3,000 Miles, 12 States and One Amazing Woman - RAAM Athlete Kathy Roche-Wallace

On May 2, 2013 Kathy was the guest presenter on Free Webinar Wednesdays, a weekly webinar show co-hosted by one of her good friends and self-proclaimed "biggest fan," Eric Cook. Kathy shares her story from her record-setting RAAM appearance and what it took to not only be the first solo 50+ woman to complete the race in its 30 year history, but also take home the Queen of the Mountains award.

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Life Lessons From an Adventure Athlete - An Interview With Kathy Roche Wallace

In this, Kathy's first appearance on the Free Webinar Wednesdays show, Kathy shares her F.A.C.E. concept and how it's played such a vital part in her achievements over the years. Watch the webinar and learn more about how to Focus on what you want to accomplish, be comfortable Allowing yourself to fail, dig down and find the Courage to get out of your comfort zone and why it's important to Embrace the now! If you want to get motivated, this is one webinar you need to watch from start to finish!

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Battle Creek Enquirer - Marshall's Roche-Wallace to Cycle Race Across America

Most working adults get a week or two away from their jobs each year — precious days spent vacationing on a beach, touring museums or just staying at home. Marshall’s Kathy Roche-Wallace isn’t like most people. The 52-year-old triathlete will, for the second time in three years, be spending her vacation pedaling coast to coast in the 2013 Race Across America or RAAM tour.

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A Runner, an Adventurist and a Survivor

This article was originally published by the CNCF (Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation) before Kathy's 2011 RAAM event. For both the 2011 and 2013 event one of her crew members, Mark Sherman, was a Neuroblastoma cancer survivor, beating the disease as a child and remaining NED (no evidence of disease) still today. Kathy has used her RAAM and other athletic efforts to help raise awareness and funds for the CNCF and celebrates Mark's survival and getting one step closer to a cure.
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Car News USA - College Chevrolet Buick of Albion Supports Roche-Wallace for RAAM

On June 11, 2013, Kathy Roche-Wallace, a Marshall resident, will begin her Race Across America (RAAM), which spans 12 states for a total of 3,000 miles and 12 days. She has competed in the event before in 2011 and hopes to have the same success as last time.

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Kathy Roche-Wallace - Seeking Another Epic RAAM Adventure

This article was published by Ultra Race News in early 2013 prior to Kathy's last RAAM race, recapping her 2011 epic finish setting the record for solo women 50+, the first individual in this category to complete the race in its 30 year history.
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2nd RAAM More Than This Endurance Athlete Could Endure

In 2013 Kathy's RAAM effort ended with a DNF (did not finish). Yeah, she's got some un-finished business and is why she's going back in 2015. While the race didn't end the way she wanted, it's a testament to the difficulty of RAAM and just how hard it is to complete the ultimate accomplishment in cycling.
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Primal Quest Montana Multi-Day Adventure Race

In 2008 Kathy and her daughter Melissa became the first mother-daughter team to compete in the Primal Quest, a 500+ mile adventure race. Joined by her husband and one other team member, the four-person team battled wilderness, elevation and mother nature over 10+ days in the back country of Montana.

Mom, Farmer and Triathlete...

Here's a vintage one for you... This is one of the very first videos of Kathy (then Kathy Hughes) and her family when she lived on a farm in Marshall, MI and training to compete in the Ironman® World Championships in Hawaii. While the kids are gown now (and have kids of their own) and she no longer lives on the farm, she's still competing and working hard to push herself in all that she does.
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