View Full Version : Former Trail runner Ray "Wall" in RAAM

06-12-2013, 04:42
The race started Yesterday from Oceanside CA, the RAAM (Race Across America) is a 3,000 mile bicycle race and Ray "Wall" Greenlaw, who once held the PCT speed record, is in the over 50 solo class.
Amazing race which is NOT a stage race, the racers sleep when they want to and have a crew.
Racers MUST finish the race in 12 days.
The winners will do it in about 7 I believe and some go the first 3 or 4 days without sleeping from what Ray told me.
You can follow the race here: http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raam/rcrank.php?s_N_category_group=1&s_N_Race_ID=1&N_webcat_id=1

There are also relay teams.
I posted this because a lot of you know Ray from his AT '95 hike and PCT speedhike in 2003.
He is an amazing athlete and once summited Mt Whitney and 5 days later, came here to Thailand and came in 10th in the Phuket, marathon!

I met him on the AT in '95 and he got me interested in the more extreme sports.
Anyway, they are now less than 24 hours into this amazing race.

06-12-2013, 09:57
I'm following Maria Parker, an amazing athlete from NC who is also racing solo.

Best wishes for a safe race for riders and crews.