Most professionals, in dentistry or otherwise, would almost certainly shy away from extreme, rugged competition that propels the individual to endure harsh weather and unforgiving environmental circumstances for days on end, but not Gutiérrez. A rare breed of competitor, her training in the medical field played a part in creating the award-winning competitor seen today. Gutiérrez first entered the Dakar Rally in 2017, when she became the first Spanish woman to finish the race in the car category. Immediately after, she prepared for future rallies by joining F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team in the Extreme E championship.
“I do my best to organize my week, so I have time for my patients and also for competitions.” —
Cristina Gutiérrez Herrero