January 23, 2001
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While the world was busy debating if the Playboy article was a giant step backwards for female sportscasters, Jutta Kleinschmidt became the first woman to win the Paris-Dakar Rally.
posted by tamim (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Holy shit, that rocks. I remember when I was a teenager and into motorcycles, the Paris to Dakar rally looked utterly grueling. I can imagine there's a considerable amount of physical and mental abuse day in and day out for three weeks, and my hat's off to anyone that finishes it.

I always thought motorcycles finished ahead of the cars, though, does that not happen anymore?
posted by mathowie at 12:25 AM on January 23, 2001

Well done Jutta! It's great to see a woman win a major motorsport event.
posted by tomcosgrave at 2:07 AM on January 23, 2001

Awesome! I only wish I had followed it more closely. Thanks Tanim, this news really made my day.
posted by lucien at 4:50 AM on January 23, 2001

She's cute. I wonder if we could talk her into posing for Playboy. [wink]
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:18 AM on January 23, 2001

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