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Thursday, June 18, 2009

RAAM is off and running

After nearly a day of competition in the men's under-50 solo division of the Race Across America, it should come as no surprise that Jure Robic is in the lead. Robic already has a 46-minute lead over Christoph Stoffer after 397.6 miles of the the 3,021.3-mile race from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md.

Robic and Stoffer were the only two men's under-50 solo competitors to make it to Prescott, Ariz., at the time of this post. At the current pace, Robic should arrive at the Mississippi River near Alton, Ill., sometime Monday. I'll update with a more precise estimate later this weekend.

Robic, a member of the Slovenian Army, won RAAM in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. Robic and the other under-50 solo men's competitors took off Wednesday from Oceanside.

The four female competitors started the race Tuesday. Janet Christiansen is leading the three-woman under-50 division, having completed 563 miles so far. Ann Wooldridge is the only competitor in the 50-59 division.

The sole 60-older solo competitor, Paul Danhaus, also started Tuesday. The team competition opens Saturday.


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