Earlier this morning, Canadian endurance athlete Jenny Tough tackled the last requisite hike-a-bike needed to reach the home stretch of the 2021 Silk Road Mountain Race. Jenny rolled into the final checkpoint in Balylchy just an hour or so ago, taking first place in the women’s category with a finish time of 11 days, 14 hours, and 6 minutes (11d:14h:6m). This was Jenny’s second time riding the SRMR and her main goal was finish faster than she did in 2018. She accomplished that in spades, shaving over two days off of her previous time… and this year’s SRMR featured a longer and tougher course.
Slovenian Bernarda Juric is the next rider in the women’s category behind Jenny. Bernarda is currently at about kilometer 1450 battling to finish the race despite suffering from altitude-induced swelling. Good luck, Bernarda!
Also, the first duo in the “pairs” category arrived at the final checkpoint yesterday. Latvians Janis Viskers and Toms Alsbergs completed the course in a time of 10 days 13 hours 45 minutes (10d:13h:45m). Congrats!
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