Running down a dream at the Land Run 100

Running down a dream at the Land Run 100

Since 2013, cyclists have converged on the small college town of Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the Land Run 100 . It’s an early season gravel race that allows riders to test their legs on the state’s red clay roads. More often than not, conditions have been cold, wet and ludicrously muddy, which makes this 100-mile race longer and much more grueling than the distance might suggest. Only 40 percent of starters finished, on average, in the 2013-2017 editions. In the pursuit of product testing and in hopes of better weather, BikeRadar staffers Ben Delaney and Josh Patterson tried their luck at this year's race. Gravel galore: the weird and wonderful from Land Run 100 Fast on gravel - Vittoria's Corsa-inspired Terreno Zero Hope for the best, plan for the worst Every racer's toughest opponent at Land Run is the weather. When these roads become waterlogged, they turn from hardpacked dirt to ...

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