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Olympic Level Compassion | Dotsie Bausch | TEDxChapmanU

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Published on Sep 1, 2015

The road to healing from anorexia led former model Dotsie Bausch to pursue cycling and eventually to a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics. In this inspiring talk she reminds listeners to “be your best you” and challenges them to make healthy changes in their own lives. Bausch urges people to reevaluate the way they think about food and the impact eating meat has on animals and the environment.

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In 2007, after spending 10 years as a member of the U.S. National Road Cycling Team, Bausch tried track cycling for the first time and amazingly rode on to win two national titles on the track that same year. She continued her success on the track, breaking a world record along the way, and in August 2012, Bausch became an Olympian and competed on the track in the London Summer Olympics, where she won a silver medal in the team pursuit event. While Bausch has scored major victories on the bike, perhaps her greatest victory came from resurrecting her own life from the depths of severe eating disorders, which threatened to take her life over a decade ago after a promising modeling career in New York City.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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