Race Across America 2021 - Participation confirmed
Lex Albrecht has been confirmed as a member of the 8-person Race Across America (RAAM) team, Team One Mile. The team, including the Iron Cowboy (James Lawrence) who is famous for completeing 50 Ironmans in 50 states in 50 days, also stars Canadian actress Farah Foster-Manning, Ironman athlete (and team founder) Mike Campbell, former professional NFL player (Greenbay Packers) Don Davey, 8 time Ironman competitor and extreme endurance cyclist Ben Dodge, US National Team para triathlete Michael Smith, and exceptional endurance athlete Mark James.
Teams competing in RAAM will race from Oceanside California City Dock on Saturday June 19, 2021. The race will finish in City Dock, Annapolis, MD. RAAM race organziation has set the time cut-off limit for 8-rider teams at 216 hours (9 days), and Team One Mile aims to finish within 5 to 6 days.
"From the moment I first heard of RAAM, years ago, I've been intrigued. I didn't expect for the opportunity to race it to arise this year, and to say that I am excited is an understatement. I'm thrilled to be on a team of such inspirational and ambitious people, and am looking forward to contribute my all towards the team goal of winning in the 8-rider category. I hope that some of my experience as a professional road cyclist will bring some value to the squad. I've been training, racing, and living through some pretty wild situations and conditions over the past decade. Although I've never done anything quite like the RAAM, hopefully some of the things that I've learned so far in my career as a pro athlete will be useful on this epic adventure. I'm also excited that the team has decided to use the Sena R1 Evo smart helmets. Being able to seamlessly communicate between riders and staff throughout the race is going to to be a huge asset to us. I'll probably be playing some of my favourite hip hop through my helmet when I'm on the road too!"