Vic's Reports

Vic's Reports

Vic Armijo is a veteran RAAM Journalist and covers the front of the race in Media 1
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Morten Kjaersgaard (Denmark) has finished solo RAAM to become only the second Dane to do so in the age 50-59 category—his finish came just six hours after Palle Nielsen became the first Dane to finish in the 50-59’s.

When he crossed the finish line here in Annapolis today, Palle Nielsen (Denmark) fulfilled is dream of finishing RAAM. After having led his category for much of the first half of race—often by a wide margin,

Ralph “Dizzy” Diseviscourt (Luxembourg) finished in fourth today to become the first racer from Luxembourg to finish RAAM. He arrived in Annapolis 10 days, 18 hours and 19 minutes after departing from Oceanside for an average speed of 11.88 mph.

Last night at the first of our three awards banquets men’s solo under 50 age category winner Pierre Bischoff took home quite a haul of awards. He was of course presented with his first place plaque for winning his age category,

The first 4-rider team in the 50-59 age category reached Annapolis today 6 days, 21 hours and 57 minutes after rolling out of Oceanside. Their average speed for the 3,068-mile distance was 18.5 mph.

Marko Baloh (Slovenia) was pegged by many to be among the very few with a shot at winning the 2016 Race Across America. The 48 year old (he’ll be 49 next month) was one of the most experienced and most accomplished racers in this year’s field; he’s been on a winning two-rider team, took second in the 2006 Enduro category and was third in 2009 and 2011, fifth in 2013 and in 2014 won the 848-mile Race Across the West. He finished early this morning in third place, “The final result is great, though maybe not as great as I was hoping for.”

Finishing in this morning’s early hours was GES Ultracycling, the first Russian team to compete in RAAM. The riders Evgeny Pochaev, Boris Batin, Artem Sitnikov and Mikael Gevorkyan took third in men’s under 50 4-rider, finishing in 6 days, 10 hours and 35 minutes with an overall average speed of 19.85 mph.

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