Kristen Matlock First Woman to Solo the Baja 1000 + Video

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
The original Baja 1000 Iron Woman!

When it comes to grueling off-road races, it’s awfully tough to beat the Baja 1000. At the 2016 edition, Kristen Matlock became the first woman ever to complete the races solo on four wheels.

Coming into the Baja 1000, Matlock already completed the Baja 500, but the 1000 is a different animal. It took her 23 hours and 11 minutes, but she completed the insanely difficult task. Not only that, but she finished second in her class and third overall among UTVs entered in the race.

Check out the video below to see how she did it.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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