A Champions Mind
Episode 107

Interview with Payson McElveen

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Payson Mc Elveen is a professional Mountain Biker who rides for the Orange Seal off-road team and is a Red Bull athlete. Payson currently lives in Durango, CO and has been there since he moved there to attend Ft. Lewis College in 2011.


Payson’s accomplishments are many, but here are a few of them:

-2x Marathon National Champion 2017, 2018

-Bronze Medal XC National Championship 2017

-3rd Leadville 100 2017

-2x World Championship team member

-2x Pan American Games team member

-Best Young Rider 2015 Trans-Sylvania Epic, 3 stage wins, 2nd overall

-5x National Champion with Fort Lewis College


In this episode I catch up with Payson to hear about what he’s currently up to and how he is handling his continued success in the sport. Payson is always a great guest and this episode is no exception.


*Update: Payson recently won the Red Bull San Francisco Bay Climb that he references in the interview.


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