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Ep 67: James MacDonald - John o'Groats to Lands End, and Back; RAAM, 24-hr Indoor Attempt

In this episode, we talk with James MacDonald, the only solo Race Across America finisher from Scotland.. After this epic test of endurance, James went on to achieve something very special: the Guinness World Record for the fastest N-S-N double crossing of the island of the UK. Let's roll! 🚲💨

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In this episode, we talk with James MacDonald, the only solo Race Across America finisher from Scotland.. After this epic test of endurance, James went on to achieve something very special: the Guinness World Record for the fastest N-S-N double crossing of the island of the UK. Let's roll! 🚲💨

After watching the film Inspired to Ride years ago, French-Canadian ultra bikepacker, Louis-Eric Simard, took on the famous Trans Am Bike Race, crossing 10 States in the USA, coast-to-coast, self-supported. Now he is organizing the Race Around Cuba and the TransCanada Bike Race, which traverses 12,500 km (7,767 mi), climbing 319,000 ft or the equivalent of Mt. Everest 11 times! Let’s roll! 🚲💨

If you haven't watched the exhilarating documentary Four by 3000 - A journey through the toughest bike race in the world, then you're in for a real treat with this episode! We feature 3 of the racers of the elite four-man Race Across America team who are also record holders in their 8-person team crossing. Let’s roll! 🚲💨

Dominik Meierhofer is still very young in terms of ultra cycling but has already achieved some astonishing results. Dominik was the winner of Race Around Austria 1500 km and reached the podium in a couple of 24-hr races and long distance events like the Glocknerman Sprint or the Austrian Championships in ultra cycling. Most notably, Dominik won the 24-hr World Championship in 2021. Let's roll! 🚲

Caleb is a graduate of the prestigious West Point U.S. Military Academy. After suffering injuries in the line of duty, Caleb kept pushing the boundaries as a disabled veteran. Most recently, Caleb won first place in the 24-hr trike category at the Virtual 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships completing 375.10 miles. Let’s roll! 🚲💨

Super Randonneur, Bharat Pannu Ultracycling, was the first Indian to successfully complete any Ultra race in India of a distance longer than 400 miles in the 1st edition of Inspire India's 1,000 km Ultra Spice Race. Bharat has also participated in the Race Around Austria, Race Across America, Paris-Brest-Paris, and much more! Let’s roll! 🚲💨

Mike Cohen has a heartfelt story to share with all of us after battling cancer for many years and most recently suffering from a heart attack. Mike's story is one of inspiration, resilience, and determination to live his life to the fullest and to give back to the world along the way. Let’s roll! 🚲💨

Katie Ford was the first Scot to ever finish RAAM (in a team) when she was just 22 years of age. She started endurance cycling when she lost her driving license to epilepsy in 2005 and has since become a WUCA indoor track record holder, WUCA board member, and Olympic torch bearer. Katie's story is one of incredible resilience and will make you reconsider what's possible. Let’s roll! 🚲💨

Elena Roch won first place in the women's division of the Race Around Niederösterreich (RAN) in 2020 with a time of 22h 36m. Elena had not planned to ride RAN as her first ultra race ever, but after watching the Race Around Austria (RAA), she fell in love with the atmosphere and decided to spontaneously try to simply finish RAN. Let’s roll! 🚲💨

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