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Vegan Cyclist Wins Epic 6,800km Trans Am Bike Race – Setting New Record

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Vegan athlete Abdullah Zeinab has won the epic Trans Am Bike Race.

The race is an annual, 6,800km (4,191mile) self-supported, ultra-distance cycling race across the US. The route runs from Oregon to Virginia.

Zeinab – the only vegan in the race – completed the course in 16 days, 9 hours, and 56 minutes – smashing the previous record by more than 10 hours.

‘Absolute legend’

Simone Simpson, Founder of bike tour Tour de Froth told Plant Based News: “We covered the entire race, updating daily on Zeinab’s journey to blitzing the whole thing- beating the previous record and days ahead of second place.

“The only vegan in the race. Absolute legend of a human.”

‘So proud’

Activist Joey Carbstrong congratulated the athlete on his victory, saying: “I’m so proud of my friend Abdullah Zeinab he has set a new course record cycling across America.

“Again I’m so proud of you brother! This is what one of the best plant-fueled athletes on earth looks like.”

Zeinhab himself said of his victory: “Thank you for the support. Couldn’t have done it without all of you. It’s a win for all of us.”

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Maria Chiorando

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