Marko dreams of winning Race Across America
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Marko Baloh has been dreaming of a RAAM victory for a long time. 10 years after his first RAAM (2003) ended in a Parkersburg (WV) hospital, Marko wants to put in his greatest effort and try to win the hardest ultra-cycling race on the planet that starts o
Marko Baloh has been dreaming of a RAAM victory for a long time. 10 years after his first RAAM (2003) ended in a Parkersburg (WV) hospital, Marko wants to put in his greatest effort and try to win the hardest ultra-cycling race on the planet that starts on June 11th, 2013.


The Race Across America is a 2,993 mile bicycle race conducted each June from the Oceanside pier in northern San Diego to the waterfront harbor in Annapolis, Maryland. It is quite simply one of the most grueling physical and psychological challenges an athlete can face.

Racers have a limit of 12 days to complete the distance in one continuous stage with approx. 170,000 feet of climbing. More humans have flown in space than have successfully completed solo RAAM in the 31 years of its existence (approx. 250 solo finishers since 1983).

So what makes Marko think he can win? It is a dream he has been continuously working toward for the last ten years; learning, training, suffering, racing and winning ultra-cycling races – in the past 10 years Marko has finished on the podium of Solo RAAM three times and won the 2-person division in 2008. But this can only happen with your help. Every donation of any size is very much appreciated!
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