Posted by Rugile Kaladyte
After 7 days, 6 hours, and 46 minutes, covering just over 1,700km, Jakub Sliacan set a new record and took first place at the second annual PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan. Huge distances between resupply points, incredibly challenging terrain, and unpredictable weather make it one of the hardest self-supported, ultra-endurance bike races out there. Jakub finished about a day faster than the former record held by Jay Petervary (8:8:15). We also caught up with him at the finish line for a post-race interview.
At the time of writing, Lael Wilcox is about 40 miles out from the finish, likely earning herself a second place finish. Jay Petervary is sitting in third, about 100 miles behind Lael. Congrats to Jakub, and everyone who is still participating in the event. It’s definitely no walk in the park! Stay tuned for more coverage and find past reportage and information about SRMR at #silk-road-mountain-race.