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Austrian ultracyclist, Christopher Strasser, claimed his 5th Race Across America (RAAM) title on Sunday, completing the 3.069.8-mile coast-to-coast race in a time of 8 days 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Strasser is now tied with the late Jure Robič for the most wins in the race, which begins in Oceanside, California and ends in Annapolis, Maryland.
Strasser’s closest rival was the Luxembourgish rider, Ralph “Dizzy” Diseviscourt, who finished almost a day and a half behind at 9 days 12 hours and 33 minutes.
Strasser’s average speed during this year’s race was 15.94 mph, which was slightly under his record of 16.42 mph that he set back in 2014, after winning the race in 7 days 15 hours and 56 minutes.
Strasser had hoped to break the eight-day barrier again this year, saying “when you are an athlete and you are trying to reach your goals and you miss them so closely then it’s like you are a little bit disappointed, but only just the first ten minutes. Then after that you are very happy about it.”
Full results and details of the race can be found on RAAM’s website.
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