Derry man completes race across America

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It took him 11 days but Derry and Donegal man Joe Barr has successfully completed a solo 3,014 mile race across America.

Joe wasn’t alone on the race; he had ten people from Ireland helping him and supporting him along the way.

Derry cyclist Joe Barr, pictured at The Derry Journal offices before setting out on his race across America. Included in photo are William Allen, Group Editor, Johnston Press, Tony Cully-Foster, British/Irish Representative, MHZ National America, Shane Wallace, Director, Donegal TV and Shane Murphy, production assistant (on camera). DER2014MC082
Derry cyclist Joe Barr, pictured at The Derry Journal offices before setting out on his race across America. Included in photo are William Allen, Group Editor, Johnston Press, Tony Cully-Foster, British/Irish Representative, MHZ National America, Shane Wallace, Director, Donegal TV and Shane Murphy, production assistant (on camera). DER2014MC082

Joe began in Oceanside California on June 10 and despite severe challenges, arrived in Annapolis Maryland yesterday and will be recognized by Governor Martin O’Malley on June 23 along with TEAM - IRELAND, HOPECAM -US (WWW.HOPECAM.ORG) and the successful RAAM -2014 riders and their support teams. The riders and their teams will be honoured with a Proclamation making June 23 their official day in Maryland.

Team Ireland’s objective in RAAM-2014 was to successfully complete the cross country cycling endurance challenge within the 12 day limit and to raise funds to establish HOPECAM - IRELAND in 2014/5 to assist young people battling cancer in Ireland, North and South.

 

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