Manorcunningham's Joe Barr wins Race Across America

Sun, 23/06/2019 - 14:53 -- Editor

Manorcunningham's world endurance cycling champion Joe Barr has won his category in the 3,070-mile Race Across America, covering the distance in just 11days 16 hours 12mins.

That's an average of 267 miles a day - not bad for a man who just turned 60 last week.

A spokesperson for Team Joe Barr said "This has been the toughest race of Joe's 43 year cycling career. He's survived the scorching heat of the Californian and Arizona deserts, conquered the altitude of the Colorado rockies. He's fought against the strong headwinds of Kansas and dominated in the Applachians. He suffered major sleep deprivation to cross 3,070 miles of the United States in just over 11.5 days."