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    Parker's chase vehicle was rear ended by a driver who was distracted on her cell phone. Every year, the Race Across America churns out a plethora of stories about cyclists overcoming the physical and mental anguish of riding a bicycle 3,000 miles from coast to coast. Unfortunately, riding...
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    Atlanta - Team Type 2 began their epic 3,005-mile Race Across America on June 12 at 5:34 pm EDT in Oceanside, California. Seven days, 15 hours and eight minutes later, the team of riders living with type 2 diabetes rolled across the finish line together in Annapolis, Maryland at 8:27 am EDT. The...
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    Atlanta - In what seems days ago now, Team Type 1 began the day just past midnight at 3,958 above sea level in Walsh, Colorado at mile 1,284 of Race Across America. By the end of today, Team Type 1's two four-person teams, Team Shake and Team Bake, will have raced east through Colorado and the...
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    Atlanta - In the past 24 hours of the epic Race Across America, Team Type 1 has ridden 421 miles from Mexican Hat, Utah to Trinidad, Colorado, at an average speed of 23 miles per hour. Over 1,145 miles of the race are completed for the team, which leaves 1,859 more miles to race. Meanwhile...
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    Atlanta - On June 12th at 2 pm PDT Race Across America (RAAM) began its 3,000-mile journey east from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland. In the first 24 hours, Team Type 1 and Team Type 2 powered their way east through California and the highlands of Arizona before heading into the...
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    Insulated bottles will provide cool hydration during grueling event Boulder, CO-Polar Bottle® has been selected as the official water bottle of the 2010 Race Across America (RAAM), which starts June 8 in Oceanside, California, and ends two weeks later in Annapolis, Maryland. More than 220...
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    Crossing The Mississippi River - As Team Type 1 made short work of Kansas and Missouri to grow its lead to nearly four hours early Wednesday, Team Type 2 increased its average speed in the Race Across America (RAAM). Team Type 1 crossed the Mississippi River shortly before 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday...
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    Near Bloom, Kan. -The crackle over the megaphone broke the silence of an otherwise quiet morning Tuesday in western Kansas: "Nice job, buddy. You're just going to fly right on through this town," said Team Type 1 Coach Nate Keck to rider Bob Schrank. Cruising at 28 mph on his Orbea Ordu time...
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    Atlanta - Team Type 1 Australian professionals Fabio Calabria and Monique Hanley are on the road to recovery from serious injuries. Calabria had to be admitted to a Colorado hospital Friday night with a severe infection from a saddle sore. He had already been sidelined by a broken bone in his...
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    Cottonwood, Ariz. - A fire that destroyed Team Type 1's rider transport van threatened to burn up the team's lead Sunday morning in the Arizona desert at the Race Across America (RAAM). But quick action by the crew kept the eight-rider team going and Team Type 1 led by more than an hour Sunday...
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    Team Type 1 cruises through western Arizona early Sunday morning while leading the eight-person team division of the Race Across America. Near Salome, Ariz. - Team Type 1 took over the lead in the eight-person team division of the Race Across America (RAAM) fewer than 150 miles into the...
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    Oceanside, Calif. - Finishing the Race Across America (RAAM) - billed as the "World's Toughest Bicycle Race" - is the goal of Team Type 2 in its inaugural year. All eight members of the squad have Type 2 diabetes. People living with the disease have too much sugar in their bloodstream because...
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    DAVID JONES EARNS IAN SANDBACH INSPIRATIONAL AWARD Boulder, CO - Race Across America, RAAM, Executive Race Director, Terry Zmrhal is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2008 Ian Sandbach Award which is presented to the most inspirational rider in the Race Across America. This year, the...
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    People get trapped into thinking about just one way of doing things. Erik Weihenmayer, First Blind Rock Climber to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. The other morning I set my alarm early enough to get up in time to watch that "other bike race", Le Tour de France. A chess game played out on...
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    Quebec City, Canada - Team Type 1's professional squad had a lot to celebrate Sunday. Matt Wilson scored a stage win, Glen Chadwick won the King of the Mountains crown and Moises Aldape claimed the sprint jersey and third-place overall as Team Type 1 also won the team classification at the Tour...
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    Near Brawley, Calif. - Team Type 1 got off to a strong start as the eight-person team division of the Race Across America got underway Wednesday afternoon in Oceanside, Calif. Team Type 1's Monique Hanley, Matt Brooks, Andy Mead and Mark Suprenant led off the 3,015-mile race and rode to the...
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    WASHINGTON - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is joining Congressman James Oberstar (D-8th, MN) Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announcing the classification of the bicycle as a Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) and Renewable Zero Emissions Vehicle...
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    Solo Men Battle for Second Montezuma Creek, Utah, 14:11EST By Vic Armijo Wow. What an eventful morning at the front of the solo men's' field in this 27th Annual Race Across America. To no one's surprise Jure Robic is way out in front, some two time stations ahead of second, which is currently...
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    By Vic Armijo Janet Christansen Sets A Fashion Trend Prescott, Arizona, 23:51EST This afternoon as I drove up behind current women's solo leader Janet Christiansen on a steep climb outside of Prescott, I first thought that she was wearing some new type of cycling shorts with an external seat...
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    Time Station 3, Blythe, CA. 13:03EST By Vic Armijo It's the morning of day two of RAAM 2008. On course are the two solo women and one of the age 60+ men. I'm sitting at RAAM Time Station 3 in Blythe, California, not far from the Arizona border. Up the road eighty or so miles is our current...
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