Trek-Segafredo's Kiel Reijnen ran 18 miles barefoot after breaking wheel at Unbound Gravel

The American continued on foot for two and a half hours hoping to find a wheel

Kiel Reijnen
(Image credit: Getty)

The 200 miles of lumpy racing amid searing heat at Unbound Gravel is demanding enough without trying to run two-thirds of a marathon in the middle of it.

But that's the situation Trek-Segafredo's Kiel Reijnen found himself in, breaking his wheel after the rim caught a rock but continuing the race anyway.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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