Payson McElveen Crushes the 100 Mile White Rim Record

Payson McElveen Crushes the 100 Mile

White Rim Record

Red Bull’s own Payson McElveen rolled across the starting line of what would be the hardest 100 miles of his racing career. His goal was to beat the current FKT around the world famous White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

After five hours and 45 minutes of continuous motion, after sprinting alongside packs of wild horses and chugging along over rock and rut next to the Colorado’s biggest tributary the Green River, Payson crossed the finish line a full 14 minutes ahead of the previous record.

Collapsing in joy and cramps and dehydration, his father Mike, who has been his cycling muse since birth was there to celebrate alongside him. It was an amazing moment to witness.


THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO GET MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION

Mountain Bike Action is a monthly magazine devoted to all things mountain biking (yes, that’s 12 times a year because we never take a month off of mountain biking). It has been around since 1986 and we’re still having fun. Start a subscription by clicking here or calling (800) 767-0345.

Available from the Apple Newsstand for reading on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

Subscribe Here

Contact us via email at [email protected]

You might also like