Lael Wilcox bikes alone across U.S. in 18 days
June 27, 2016 11:32 AM Subscribe
Last week, Lael Wilcox demolished the field at the Trans Am Bike Race, a 4400-mile unsupported trek from Oregon to Virginia ("unsupported" means she had to carry all of her own supplies). Wilcox shattered the old women's record by three days and became the first woman and first American to win the race.
Wilcox crossed the line after averaging 235 miles per day for 18 days, sleeping just three to five hours per night. Despite her incredible performance, her win was promptly met with derision on Facebook by men who assumed she must have cheated. [Jezebel spoke to Wilcox] on Saturday about the ride, about her detractors, and what it’s like to crush a race previously dominated by men.
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