Ep 22: Chris Hopkinson - Choosing to be invincible (26 World Records, 5 RAAMs, Bicycle Dreams, & More)

Justin Too
October 7, 2020
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Being invincible is a choice, and in today's episode, we'll hear from a world-renowned ultra cyclist who has made that choice for over 20 years. Chris "Hoppo" Hopkinson is known for more than just his fun and colorful mohawks, he has 4 solo RAAM finishes to his name, and a fifth being the virtual RAAM this year in 2020. He was the first British rider to complete RAAM in 2005 and is featured in the classic RAAM documentary, "Bicycle Dreams." Chris has also completed (86) 24 and 12 hr races, holds 26 world records, most course records in Texas, 12 WUCA World Titles, and was given the highest honor as the 2015 Ultra Cyclist of Distinction.

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Episode Transcript

I've been an ultra-endurance athlete since 2011. Since then I've bicycled 3,000 miles across the USA to fight human trafficking, participated in the Race Across America (RAAM), ridden twice non-stop from San Jose to Los Angeles (450 miles) and once out-and-back (900 miles), and completed over 50 double centuries, earning me the title of youngest ultra cyclist ever to be inducted into the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame. Follow me @justintoofast on Facebook, Instagram, and Strava.