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Michael Strasser's World Record Attempt (for ME and ALS)

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects and Campaigns' started by Joh, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Joh

    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    :emoji_bicyclist: Austrian Michael Strasser is riding his bike from Alaska to Patagonia as fast as possible. His goal is to cycle 23.000 km with 185.000 meters of altitude in less than 99 days to break an existing world record. The challenge is called Ice 2 Ice (because it's icy at the start and finish). Michael Strasser has two existing world records (he cycled through Russia and Africa).

    He's collecting donations for ME (donations go to the Open Medicine Foundation) and ALS research. He has a paragraph about ME on his website and also posts about ME on social media.

    His website is in German, English and Spanish. His team posts daily blog posts in three languages and there's live tracking available.

    Current status
    Time: 58 days
    Compared to the current record: -10 days
    Complete: 69.3%
    Distance: 15.693 km
    Elevation gain: 118.710 m
    Donations: 20.358 Euro

    I wrote a short article about the challenge (in German): https://www.mecfs.de/me-cfs-news-update-09-2018/#Ice2Ice
    Automatically generated Google English translation here.

    Emailed the team for my little article and they're really very nice. I mentioned Mike's marathons and they (of course) like the challenge and said they now follow @Mike Harley. :)

    The hashtag on social media is: #ice2icebike

    Website: https://strassermichael.at/en/ice-2-ice/

    (Edited to add more links.)
     
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  2. Joh

    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Day 59

    Already more than 20.000 Euro donations for ME and ALS research.



    Edit to add: The original goal was 23.000 Euro = 1 Euro per km, but it looks like it will be more in the end.
     
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  3. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks for letting us know - and especially thanks to Strassers.
     
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    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Day 66, 17885 km (of 23.000).

     
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    I followed the link but couldn't find anything on the page to click on... then I realised that my browser was blocking it (do not track function). So now happy to announce: done.
     
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    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Already 31781 Euro donations. :) Half of it goes to the Open Medicine Foundation (and the other half to ALS research).

    Thanks for voting, the price would add a 5000 Euro donation.

     
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    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Michael Strasser made the world record yesterday and was 15 days faster than the existing record. He collected 48401 Euro donations for ME and ALS research so far.

     
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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Wow - thanks for letting us know about all this.
     
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    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Wow, just incredible!
     
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    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I am really behind on reading the forum and see that this is now over. :bag:
     
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    Milo Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Awww, I would have loved to cycle from Alaska to Terra del Fuego. ;) These days my only prospect of cycling would be in the form of a 2 days CPET for research, but i would need to seriously think about it.

    Congratulations Michael Strasser!
     

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