Lael was in and out of Silver City, NM in a hurry. Despite the late hour, the 128 miles to the border, and a bloody knee and bruised shoulder, she pushed to the finish and kept ahead of her nearest competitors. She is the first to Antelope Wells after the record-setting lead group of male riders. Photo courtesy Lucas O’Laughlin.
Lael Wilcox pedaled to the Antelope Wells, NM border crossing this morning at 9:47AM Mountain Time, with a total transit time of 17 days 1 hour and 51 minutes (17:01:51) from Banff, Alberta, Canada. Her time improves upon Eszter Horanyi’s 2012 record of 19:03:35 by more than two days.
Lael pedaled from her home in Anchorage, Alaska to the start of the Tour Divide in Banff, Alberta. Recently returning from a ten-month period of bicycle travel in Eastern Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, she quickly prepared a new…
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