He ara roa. He ora roa.
Finish time - 3 days 13hrs 11mins 1530km 26,000m climbing
With The Long White Ride World Record attempt postponed until Feb 21 it’s been great to be able to take part in VRAAM, the world's largest virtual ultra cycling event based on the toughest ultra cycling race in the world - Race Across America.
To place 4th overall and 1st woman by a staggering 13hrs was, Joanna said, surprising! Read more in her blog...
ULTRA ENDURANCE CYCLIST
With the Long White Ride on pause until Feb 2021 due to covid-19 interruptions, you may ask "what is Joanna doing to keep cycling, stay fit and raising awareness for Bowel Cancer New Zealand?"
The LWR team were all quick to regroup and continue to work towards this new 2021 start date for the ride with the whole team still committed to raising the bar for a record ride and raising awareness for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.
Whilst the crew and sponsors remain excited 'but on pause' Joanna is committed to maintaining her extremely high level of fitness and focus for the LWR challenge ... still another 8 months out. So when an opportunity to take part in a 'World first' virtual cycle event came to her, she was quick to jump in.
Having now become the 1st woman to win this event and placing 4th overall out of an international field of over 80 ultra cyclists Joanna is ecstatic. A short break to recover from the arduous race is now on the cards before a hefty 8 months of training to be ready for the new Long White Ride start date of February 2021. Keep an eye on Joanna's blogs for regular updates on how shes progressing and what shes up to.
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