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.
- 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.