Originally Posted by songfta
The RAAM finishers are rolling in. Some times:
8-Person Open: Team Type One finished in 5 days, 9 hours, 5 minutes (23.41 mph average - wowee!)
4-Person Male 75+: Great Grand PAC Masters finished in 8 days, 14 hours, 49 minutes
Solo Male (Under 50): Dani Wyss finished in 8 days, 5 hours, 45 minutes (15.28 mph average)
Amazing feat, that ride.
My company actually just finished a series of short documentaries on Team Type One. Their accomplishment is even more amazing when you consider that all the members of TT1 have, you guessed it, type 1 diabetes mellitus! (Their pharmaceutical sponsor, the maker of Apidra and Lantus, hired us to film them). I was blown away by them when we went to shoot them in Santa Barbara. There's NO WAY I could ever ride like these guys do, and I don't have diabetes!
Pretty cool stories about how they don't let it hinder anything they want to do. When they're not biking or doing triathlons, they go around talking to a lot of diabetes patients about having the same sort of mentality about whatever it is they want to do in their lives. Sad part is, though, they can't compete in the Tour de France because of their insulin intake. Never mind the fact that the drugs they take have been proven to not be performance-enhancing; doping rules have gotten a little crazy in my opinion.
I am in awe of anyone who can finish RAAM! Any word yet on the female finishers?