Smaller field, bigger prize purse: Meet the cast of the 2024 Life Time Grand Prix

International newcomers include Petr Vakoc, Peta Mullens, Torbjørn Andre Røed, Hayley Preen — all will vie for a $300,000 prize purse.

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The Life Time Grand Prix adventure race series will return in 2024 with its biggest prize purse yet. Come April, 60 handpicked world-class athletes will compete in a seven-race mixed-terrain race series for a $300,000 reward.  New in 2024 will be a separate start for the women's and men's elite fields at all seven events. 

Introduced in 2022, the Life Time Grand Prix is a season-long race series in which a cast of handpicked competitors travel throughout the United States to contest the country's toughest gravel and mountain bike endurance events. The racer who stands atop of the final series podium can call themselves the best unpaved racer in the country and take home a big slice of the $300,000 prize purse.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.