Updated: Nov 11, 2019
A discussion with Phil Southerland on his book, Not Dead Yet tells the inspirational story of Phil's battle with Type 1 diabetes and how he overcame all odds to start his own bicycle racing team and twice win the Race Across America. Blindness, kidney failure and death were all predicted for Phil by age twenty-five.
Today, not only is Phil alive and well but as the founder of Team Type 1, he and his team of championship cyclists―many of them diabetics―have become health and fitness role models for people the world over. Together, they have taken on some of the most challenging endurance events in the world. Leading the pack is a serious challenge for any athlete, but for Phil and his teammates, it presents two daily battles: one to stay in razor-sharp race-fit condition, the other, to stay alive.