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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Christoph Strasser Wins The 2013 Race Across America in Record-Setting Fashion [PAVED Mag]


Was Christoph Strasser excited about his record breaking ride? Hmm, perhaps.
Was Christoph Strasser excited about his record breaking ride? Hmm, perhaps.
By Vic Armijo
ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 19th, 2013)— Christoph Strasser has earned his 2nd Race Across America win, reaching Annapolis this afternoon in a record time (pending certification) of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes with an overall average speed of 15.56 mph, thus becoming the first rider to finish RAAM in under 8 days. He has also broken Pete Penseyes’ record of 15.4 mph average speed set back in 1986, “It’s so great I can’t even realize it, because the record—it was from back in 1986 when I was just 3 years old,” Strasser said minutes after crossing the finish line, “It is unbelievable for me because I was not planning doing this record before the race. I was just trying to be as fast as possible. When I was thinking that it can be possible if everything works out, but it was not my concrete plan to do it. So I am really surprised that it has worked so nice.”Continue reading 

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