1. Lael Wilcox finished a 1,056-mile bikepacking race in under eight days. The Silk Road Mountain Race was held in Kyrgyzstan; the course included gravel roads, river crossings and 88,000 feet of altitude. The race has been called the most difficult in the world. Lael Wilcox, a 30-year-old cyclist from Anchorage, finished the race in less than eight days (seven days and 15 hours); she rested for a total of just 30 hours. Slovakian Jakub Sliacan took first place and also finished in under eight days, resting for 52 hours. — ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS
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