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Over the next few months, families will travel across the U.S. via plane, train or car during summer road trips. Kacie Fischer will be covering the same distance (nearly 4,000 miles, on her route), but on inline skates. . . and in just 74 days. If she reaches her goal, Fischer will also be breaking five Guinness World Records in the process.
We caught up with Fischer, a Promax DOer, after a long day of skating to get the backstory about her fit trip which has been two years in the making.
How did you get started with inline skating?
I started skating when I was 7, but didn’t start skating longer distances until I was cross training as a college runner. I found that I could travel a lot farther and see a lot more, plus it was a lot more exhilarating—try flying down a hill at 40+ miles per hour! Inline skating is like running on steroids.
More of Kacie's interview after the break.
What motivated you to skate across the country?
The challenge of it! I have learned that the day you ever stop challenging yourself is the day that you start dying. I would have to say skating across America definitely is living!
My fiancé Adam Cleveland and I started a non-profit called LiveGiveTrain Charities to encourage health and fitness through unique events, while raising money for existing non-profits. Our first event is LiveGiveSKATE: inline skating across America raising awareness for Special Olympics.
Tell us more about your relationship with the Special Olympics.
My cousin Matthew, who has been a Special Olympics athlete since 1993, introduced me to the organization. Sports have helped him stay focused, motivated and much more confident. I know how sports and competition has my life and Matthew’s life, and I would love to share this gift with as many people as possible!
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