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RAAM Cycling Challenge: 400 Miles in Under 24 Hours

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This is Adam. And he is about to embark on a gruelling journey, cycling through Southern California. The 2014 RAAM Cycling Challenge. 400 miles in under 24 hours.

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The course starts in Oceanside (San Diego County), goes over one of the tallest mountains in San Diego, before circling back on itself to finish at Oceanside.

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Here he is just reaching the top of Mt. Palomar, a 5000 foot climb just 60 miles into the race.

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Adam still going as strong as he started 4 hours into the race.

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There is a support car that follows Adam through the entire race. They are there to help with mechanical malfunctions and to do repairs on the bike. In this case, replacing a flat front tyre.

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These are the sand dunes of Imperial Valley, around the 200 mile mark. This picture really puts the scale of his challenge into perspective.

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Passing through a farm of date trees.

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This is sunset at 7:00 PM, but the race started at 5:00 AM. At this point Adam had been cycling continuously for 14 hours.

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He continued to ride through the night despite the temperatures dropping.

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4:20 AM the next day and Adam hits mile 400, setting a new course record, 23 hours, 19 minutes and 30 seconds.

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Still smiling, Adams next race is an 800+ mile race that starts in California and ends in California. What he achieved is almost beyond human, and he certainly lived up to his nickname of  "Wildebeest".

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