On a fundamental level climbing is a selfish sport. This is why it was extremely refreshing to read the newest Evening Sends article by Andrew Bisharat highlighting the training partnership between Shauna Coxsey and Leah Crane.
Shauna and Leah are British climbers, world cup competitors, training partners, and best friends. Bisharat’s article highlights how their friendship and climbing partnership helps each of them work towards their individual goals.
“Climbing partnerships, when they’re at their best, are no different than any tight, loving, platonic relationship. What we can achieve when we have a partner to push us past our own preconceived limits is amazing, and Shauna and Leah seem to embody that truth. For the past 15 years that they’ve been friends, these two have found that synergy and it’s taken them around the world and to the top of many podiums.” – Andrew Bisharat
Click through below to read the full Evening Sends article. It features an informative interview in which Shauna and Leah share a lot of their training philosophies and explain how their friendship helps them both achieve their goals and motivate their training. While we all can’t compete on as high a level as Shauna and Leah do, we can definitely learn from their partnership and how hard they train.
Full Article: Evening Sends – Shauna Coxsey and Leah Crane
(photo courtesy of eveningsends.com)
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