Rebecca Rusch, known as the Queen of Pain, is a seven-time world champion endurance athlete. She is known for her accolades in mountain biking, gravel riding, and a host of adventure sports. In addition to being a consistent athlete, Rusch is an author and activist. In 2017, Rusch embarked on her most substantial journey.
Blood Road, a feature film, highlights Rusch's journey along the Ho Chi Minh trail. In an attempt to find the crash site of her father, who she lost at the age of three, Rusch pedaled along the 1,200-mile trail, which traverses Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. More than 40 years ago, Rusch's father was flying in the U.S. Air Force, before being shot down over Laos. Now, Rusch makes an attempt to navigate home, to find his crash site.