Lesley Paterson is arguably the fiercest competitor in the XTERRA RACE SERIES. She has won 2 consecutive world championship titles, was then plagued with injuries which caused her to fall out of the sport almost entirely last year. In 2015 she seems reborn with aspirations of competing in Obstacle Races. So far this year she has placed 1st, Pro Women, XTERRA Costa Rica, 1st, Pro Women, XTERRA West Championships (Las Vegas, NV), 1st, Pro Women, XTERRA East Championships (Pelham, AL), 1st, Pro Women (and 1st overall – men and women), XTERRA Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach, CA) 1st, Pro Women, 6 hours of Temecula (MTB race). She now sets her sights on regaining her crown at the XTERRA World Championships on Maui, this November. Our host Richard Diaz caught up with her to gain some insights on her outlook past, future and present.