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Cycling: The Race Across America (RAAM)


Youth Team
Jan 8, 2009
Hi all

for anyone into cycling (or anyone into amazing feats of human endurance), The Race Across America started this week.

RAAM is a non-stop 3000 mile race from San Diego to Annapolis. It is regarded as the world's toughest physical endurance event. Forget the Tour de France, this is a one-stage race, with solo racers cycling 250-300 miles per day and taking only 2 or 3 hours rest.

A mate of mine, Jim Rees, is competing in his 3rd consecutive solo race. I crewed for him in his first solo attempt in 2007. It was quite an adventure and was captured on a TV documentary shown during ITVs Tour de France coverage last year.

So far the leaders have covered 500 miles without stopping! You can follow the action here:


and Jim's website here: