Ep 23: Philipp Kaider - 2nd Place, Race Around Niederösterreich (RAN, 2020)

Justin Too
October 11, 2020
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Imagine racing Christoph Strasser, arguably the world's premiere ultra cyclist, in his home country of Austria. Today's guest Philipp Kaider did exactly that and came in just behind Christoph in 2nd place, in the Race Around Niederösterreich (abbreviated RAN), or translated to English, the Race Around Lower Austria. Philipp, as a local Austrian himself, was a smoker for over 10 years from the young age of 15 and has only been racing ultras for the last 4 years, but has already achieved a lot. On today's episode, we'll discuss his stellar performance at RAN in addition to his experiences with the Race Around Austria, Race Around Slovenia, Glocknerman Ultracycling World Championship, and other 24-hr races. I’m your host, Justin Too.

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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.