The American Trail Race 2017 – 5,049 miles – HAL!!!, You’ve Done It, You’re There!!!
Hal Russell, Our Local, Osceola, Missouri, Extreme Long Distance Self-Supported Bicycle Racer, is one of only 10 people (and probably the oldest at 68) to Finish the 2017 American Trail Race.
The American Trail Race, its first, started 1 June 2017 at Cape Lookout (way out in the water) in Cape Lookout National Sea Shore (Great view of the Atlantic Ocean), North Carolina, and travels through North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, and Oregon and ends in Port Orford, Oregon (Great view of the Pacific Ocean).
Start Group Picture:
(Can you spot Hal, two of the group have dropped out)
Cape Lookout, North Carolina:
Port Orford, Oregon:
Hal completee the self-supported bikepacking race across the width of the United States (5,049.3 miles) and ascended to a peak of over 12,000 feet elevation twice.
Hal is currently relaxing at home, NOT, he is probably training for his next big event.
Full map of the 2017 American Trail Race Route:
(In trackleaders.com you can zoom down and also look at it from a Satellite View.) (Use Google Street View to see the towns he will pass through.)
(As you can see the higher elevations are to come) (Hover over a circle, in trackleaders.com and it will identify the rider with some additional information) (Not current)
If you would like to replay what Hal did, put trackleaders.com in your browser and select ‘The American Trail Race 2017’. You can also bring up just Hal’s progress and history.
mtbcast.com has voice records of the racers calling in at various points along the route. Hal has called in at least once.
Watch for further progress and information.