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Cycling with one leg across the USA

Ok I’m not that into cycling, but since it’s obviously part of triathlon I tend to keep up on the newsfeed that my bloomberg provides. I ran into this press release this morning that is amazing:

Cycle Challenge USA 2008 / Bici Sin Rodilla 2008
HOUSTON, Texas, February 21 /PRNewswire/ — On 1st March 2008, Veninos -Venezuelan Children In Need trustee and co-founder, Lisa Tylee MBE(x), faces the challenge of her lifetime when she undertakes a cycle challenge of approx. 9000 miles around the USA. Lisa is raising funds for community education projects supported by Veninos, and increasing awareness of the charity’s work to improve life for urban street and shantytown children in Venezuela.

This challenge is particularly impressive as Lisa will be cycling with only one leg, as she was born without a knee in her left leg. Veninos – Venezuelan Children In Need is a registered not-for-profit, tax-exempt, organisation in the USA.

Lisa starts Cycle Challenge USA 2008 / Bici Sin Rodilla from Houston, Texas and should complete in just over 7 1/2 months. She will spend at least 171 days on her bike, cycling daily an average of 50 miles and going through 24 states plus Washington DC. The journey includes:
Houston – Miami – Washington DC – Baltimore – Philadelphia – New York City – Pittsburgh – Cleveland – (Cincinnati) – Chicago – Denver – Salt Lake City – San Francisco – Los Angeles – San Diego – Las Vegas – Oklahoma City – (Tulsa) – Dallas – Austin -Houston


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February 21, 2008 at 11:51 am
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  • February 21, 2008 at 12:00 pmMike Harmon

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    Mike Harmon

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