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Austrian Christoph Strasser wins the Race Across America

Austrian Christoph Strasser wins the Race Across America

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Christoph Strasser, of Austria, earned his 2nd Race Across America solo win Wednesday, reaching Annapolis in a record time of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes. His average speed for the 2989-mile bicycle race from Oceanside, California, was 15.56 mph, besting the 27-year-old record set by Pete Penseyres.
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Sea Trials test Naval Academy plebes in grueling 14-hour obstacle course

Sea Trials test Naval Academy plebes in grueling 14-hour obstacle course

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In a test of physical and mental strength, plebes challenged themselves during Sea Trials Tuesday in a daunting 14-hour obstacle course that marks the end of their first year at the Naval Academy. The training exercise is modeled after the Crucible by the Marine Corps and the Navy’s Battle Stations recruit program and includes a wide array of activities from shore defense to Spartan relay, paintball, land navigation, hill assault and water tactics, according to the Naval Academy.

Photos taken by Baltimore Sun photographer Kim Hairston.

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