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Dennis Johnson RAAM 2014

(Credit: Race Across America)

(THE WOODLANDS, TX) — An ultra-endurance cyclist from The Woodlands completed the Race Across America cross-country bike race and made history this weekend.

On Saturday morning, 61-year-old Dennis Johnson rode his recumbent bike onto City Dock in Annapolis, Md., after riding 3,020 miles in 10 days, 17 hours and 39 minutes.

If that wasn’t impressive enough, listen to these facts — he was the fastest American solo racer, men or women, out of all age classifications. Also, with an average speed of 11.72 mph, Johnson broke the record for the fastest crossing on a recumbent bicycle, which was previously held by one of his crew members.

Not bad for doing the race for the first time.

The race was won by Christoph Strasser of Austria, who broke his own all-time record for the fastest solo crossing in the Race Across America.


Check out Johnson’s Facebook page here.

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