Wilcox pedals to record time in 2,745-mile Tour Divide
Yet Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox handled it like it was just another day on her bike.
Actually the 28-year-old spent 17 days, 1 hour and 51 minutes in the saddle during a grueling race that started in Alberta, Canada, and traveled through Southwest America before ending just across the Mexico border from Antelope Wells, New Mexico.
The Tour Divide tests a rider’s strength, stamina, spirit – and Wilcox passed with flying colors.
She broke the previous women’s race record by two days.
To read a much better account of Wilcox and her extreme exploits during the two-week race check out the gypsy by trade blog, which is written by her partner Nicholas Carman. It’s a good read.