Beaver Creek repeats in Race Across America |

Beaver Creek repeats in Race Across America

Daily file photo/Rick Baraff From left, Zach Bingham, Jimi Mortenson, Mike Janelle and Nat Ross of Team Beaver Creek-Vail at the finish after winning the 2006 Race Across America. The team won back-to-back titles Monday.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ” For the second year in a row, the local trio of Zach Bingham, Jimi Mortensen, Michael Janelle and Nat Ross topped all four-man teams in the Race Across America.

Beaver Creek – Team Catlin, completed the 3,042-mile course course in 5 days, 18 hours and 22 for an average speed of 21.99 mph. The team rode into the finish in Atlantic City, N.J. just before 10 a.m. Monday.

Last year, the men won in 5 days, 16:01 with an average speed of 22.37.

The next closest group, Team Psycho, was nipping at the heels of Beaver Creek – Team Catlin, and came in at 5 days, 21:48 with an average speed of 21.46.

Vail’s Kerry White is still pedaling strong through eight days, and had completed about two-thirds of the ride Monday afternoon. White, a type I diabetic, has an average speed of 10.01 mph, which includes time off her bike and sleeping.

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