Mount Washington bicycle race finished in under an hour

9:59 PM, Aug 19, 2012   |    comments
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MOUNT WASHINGTON, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- Bicyclists in New Hampshire undertook one of the toughest hill climbs in the world... the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb.

Bikers rode 7.6 miles -- all uphill -- from start to finish.

The average grade of the slope is 12 percent... And the final stretch is 22 percent.

Winning for the men was Cameron Cogburn from Cambridge, MA; he finished in less than 53 minutes.  In first place for the women was Marti Shea from Marblehead, MA; it took her an hour and three minutes to cross the tape.

People also competed on a tandem bicycle, and a Rhode Island man named Eric Sheer made the ascent on a unicycle!
























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