Race Across America: Best friends Colin O’Brady and Lucas Clarke aim to shatter record with 'Sub Six' challenge

The duo aims to cover the 3,000 miles in less than six days

Best Friends Colin O’Brady and Lucas Clarke Aim to Shatter Record with 'Sub Six' Challenge
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The Race Across America, or the RAAM as it is most commonly known, is a simple enough concept: bike from one end of the United States to the other as quickly as possible. But, like all things in cycling, the simple premise belies the race’s deep-seated complexity.That compounds when you try to do it faster than anyone has ever done it before.

Instead of a simple pursuit, it becomes a full-blown team operation with staff members, multiple bikes, multiple vehicles and a boatload of planning to get that whole flotilla of moving parts across the country in perpetual motion. 

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Logan Jones-Wilkins

Logan Jones-Wilkins is a writer and reporter based out of the southwest of the United States. As a writer, he has covered cycling extensively for the past year and has extensive experience as a racer in gravel and road. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and enjoys all kinds of sports, ranging from the extreme to the endemic. Nevertheless, cycling was his first love and remains the main topic bouncing around his mind at any moment.