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Austrian Cyclist, Christoph Strasser Crosses The Finish Line Of The 3,000 Mile Transcontinental Race Across America Powered By Trane In A Record-setting Seven Days, 22 Hours And 52 Minutes In Annapolis, Md.

The Race Across America Powered by Trane (RAAM) – the world’s toughest and longest-running transcontinental cycling race – has crossed the finish line after an unrelenting 3,000 miles. Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), commemorated its 100th anniversary by aligning its reputation for unstoppable reliability with the world’s most unstoppable athletes as RAAM’s first-ever presenting sponsor.

Austrian cyclist, Christoph Strasser crosses the finish line of the 3,000 mile transcontinental Race ...

Austrian cyclist, Christoph Strasser crosses the finish line of the 3,000 mile transcontinental Race Across America Powered by Trane in a record-setting seven days, 22 hours and 52 minutes in Annapolis, Md.

“The synergistic relationship between RAAM and Trane has been a great fit. RAAM racers truly embody the spirit of the Trane brand,” said Scott Martin, vice president of marketing for Ingersoll Rand. “We are proud to have been a part of this amazing race as part of our centennial celebration.”

Beginning in Oceanside, Calif., more than 300 cyclists raced 3,000 miles to the RAAM finish line in Annapolis, Md. Traveling alongside was the Trane Endurance Team made up of two college students who won a national competition to serve as Trane brand ambassadors. Throughout the race, they cheered on racers, delivered Trane gear to spectators and registered fans to win prizes as part of Trane’s “100 Years, 100 Prizes” sweepstakes.

The Trane Endurance Team also awarded four racers and teams with Trane Unstoppable Awards for unbelievable endurance on the race course. Award recipients were:

  • Gary Feldstein, who completed RAAM’s Race Across the West (RAW), which runs 860 miles long from Oceanside, Calif. to Durango, Colo., in three days, 19 hours and 27 minutes even after suffering from food poisoning at the start of RAW.
  • Maria Parker, the first female, solo finisher. Maria managed to completed RAAM in 11 days, 20 hours and 54 minutes despite witnessing her support crew van being totaled within the 600 miles of the race.
  • Team Melanoma Exposed, a four-person team that was quickly reduced to a three-person team after one team member hit a deer on his bike, sustaining severe injuries. The team completed the race in six days, 10 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Team Mira RAAM Quebec, an eight-person, amateur team equipped with off-the-shelf bikes and a skeleton support crew, that crossed the finish line in eight days and 14 hours.

Overall RAAM winners include Austrian cyclist Christoph Strasser, who won the solo, male, under-50 division by finishing in a record-setting seven days, 22 hours and 52 minutes; and Love, Sweat & Gears, which won the female, four-person team, under-50 division with a time of six days, 18 hours and 55 minutes.

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