World Champion Adventure Racer | Bestselling Author
Robyn Benincasa accepts full blame for inspiring ordinary people to do extraordinary things -like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, or start their own businesses. A world champion adventure racer and a former pharmaceutical sales rep, Benincasa draws on the lessons she’s learned from her extreme experiences to motivate people to fulfill their potential, whether it’s on a race course or at the office.
In her career as a professional adventure racer, Benincasa has competed in close to 40 expedition-length events such as “Primal Quest” and “Eco-Challenge.” She has biked through jungles in Borneo, climbed Himalayan peaks in Nepal, trekked across lava fields in Fiji, rafted rapids in Chile—and racked up multiple world championship titles along the way. In her spare time, she is a full-time firefighter in San Diego.
Benincasa’s accomplishments have been profiled in media such as NBC, CNN, The Discovery Channel, Fast Company, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. She has spoken to organizations that include Starbucks, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Aramark, Wal-Mart, Timberland, Napster, and AT&T and Earthlink.