Race Across America - June 12, 2018
The toughest bike race in the world begins in…
Race Across America
The world’s toughest bike race.
RAAM is 30% longer than the Tour de France.
Maximum 12 days
Solo racers must complete Race Across America in fewer than 12 days. That’s half as many days as the Tour de France.
500 km per day
To finish inside the time limit, racers must ride close to 500 km/day. This means pedalling for 20 hours, and getting only three or four hours of sleep, every day.
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7% survival rate
93% of patients die within five years
Stagnant survival rate
Survival rate hasn't improved in 40 years
Typically affects people over 50
Also affects younger people
Fourth leading cause of cancer death in Canada
Soon to be the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada
Across 4,942 km, Jason's will have a six-person crew to look after everything he needs from the starting line in California to the big finish in Maryland
Owner of Reach Physiotherapy
Owner of mindset CYCLING
Two-time RAAM finisher
Life on two wheels
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