Amanda Nauman Q&A: Gravel racing is a mental game

Two-time Dirty Kanza winner, Amanda Nauman (SDG-Muscle Monster)
Two-time Dirty Kanza winner, Amanda Nauman (SDG-Muscle Monster) (Image credit: Shimano / Kevin Fickling)

Amanda Nauman (SDG-Muscle Monster) is a two-time winner of Dirty Kanza and an event organizer for the upcoming Mammoth Tuff set to take place on September 19 in Mammoth Lakes in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.

A former distance swimmer and triathlete, Nauman switched to off-road sports mountain biking and cyclo-cross before she stumbled upon gravel racing in 2015. She won back-to-back Dirty Kanza events in 2015 and 2016 and then made the decision to compete in gravel racing consistently across North America.

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