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In memory of Stu Downs - New Zealand Endurance Athlete

In memory of Stu Downs – New Zealand Endurance Athlete

by Andrew Morrison, Stu Downs was my brother.  At least, that’s what he wrote on at least two occasions about me and his fellow long-distance cyclists.  The sport meant a lot to him.  We meant a lot to him!  Stu was also my friend. A few days ago, Stu took his own life.  As brother […]

Marko Baloh On Winning The Silver State 508

Marko Baloh On Winning The Silver State 508

by Marko Baloh, It has been a long time since I’ve raced the Furnace Creek 508, 10 years to be precise.  2004 was the year of my first and only participation, the year of my comeback from lung operation (after pulmonary embolism at the 2003 Race Across America (RAAM).  Tweety Bird (the name picked by my […]

6/12/24 Hour WTTC Takes Over Borrego Springs

6/12/24 Hour WTTC Takes Over Borrego Springs

by Rick Boethling, The domestic endurance race season, it’s a wrap!  The 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championship (WTTC) is the last US Race Across America (RAAM) qualifier and endurance race in US for 2014.  After three years near the Salton Sea, the 6-12-24 Hour WTTC was moved to Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs, CA, […]

2014 Siver State 508 - Race Recap

2014 Siver State 508 – Race Recap

New name, New venue, Same great race – Still the 508! The 508 with more than 30 years under it’s belt is the longest running endurance bike racing event on the planet aside from one, the Race Across America.  The 508 was actually developed by John Marino after the 1982 “Great American Bike Race” to […]

Painting Florida periwinkle in RAAM Challenge Florida

Painting Florida periwinkle in RAAM Challenge Florida

RAAM Challenge Florida Daytona Beach November 1, 2014 by Patricia George, This past weekend my crew and I seized a unique opportunity to “paint Florida periwinkle” in the RAAM Challenge Florida.  It was a race across the state and back, on the first day of pulmonary hypertension awareness month, so it seemed like a perfect race […]

NCOM 2014 - Race Director's Report

NCOM 2014 – Race Director’s Report

by Dex Tooke, Are You Rugged Enough?” is not just a catchy theme.  Rugged is a word the racers of the 2014 No Country for Old Men (NCOM) ultra race had to take to heart.  It describes the country and conditions the racers would have to face. The start of NCOM is set in beautiful […]

Silver State 508 Women's Results

Silver State 508 Women’s Results

By Vaune Davis, Rookie Sarah Cooper set a high bar for future female solo racers at last week’s inaugural Silver State 508 http://www.the508.com/ . The 43-year-old Iowan finished The 508, now on a new route out of Reno, NV http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5901785, in 32 hours and 32 minutes. Averaging 15.68 mph, she placed first of six female […]

Ohio RAAM Challenge 2014 - 400 Mile Champion Kristen Jukowski

Ohio RAAM Challenge 2014 – 400 Mile Champion Kristen Jukowski

by Kristen Waite – Jukowski First off, let me just say that competing in the RAAM Challenge Ohio was one of the best cycling experiences I’ve ever had!  The event organizers and participants were all so friendly and helpful that I would recommend these events to anyone looking to get their feet wet in the […]

Charlie Ollinger Takes on The Texas Time Trial 12HR

Charlie Ollinger Takes on The Texas Time Trial 12HR

UltraRaceNews Racer Spotlight – At the age of 24, Charlie Ollinger is one of the younger racers to hit the endurance bike racing scene this year.  But, he’s not new to cycling or racing at all, he’s been a student of the sport since 6 years old thanks to his dad Thom Ollinger.  Charlie has […]

Scott Luikart's TTT Record Ride

Scott Luikart’s TTT Record Ride

by Scott Luikart, The Texas Time Trials in Glen Rose Texas always draws a large group of riders from around the country and usually an international field.  The 2014 edition would be no exception as this race was the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association 500 mile World Championship Race and the rider roster ensured that this was […]

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