I know how it feels to finish 'dead last' - here are my tips for completing your first gravel race

After conquering Unbound and MidSouth, Marley Blonsky shares 3 tips to get you to the finish line triumphantly

Marley Blonsky races Unbound in 2022
(Image credit: Marley Blonsky)

Congratulations, you’ve registered for your first gravel race! Now the real fun (and work) begins – training and preparation for what will likely be your longest, hardest day on the bicycle yet.

With two Unbound Gravel century finishes and one DFL crown (Dead F***ing Last) at MidSouth Gravel to my name, I’ve figured out a few things that are crucial to taking on a gravel century. 

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