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Swiss rider unseats four-time champion Robic
Swiss endurance rider Dani Wyss won the 2009 Race Across America, finishing the 3021.3 mile journey from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland in eight days, five hours and 45 minutes on Thursday night. It was the second fastest crossing in the history of the event, and the second victory for Wyss who also won in 2006.
Second placed rider Jure Robic had yet to cross the line on Friday morning, having given up hope of making up 60 minutes in penalties given to him during the race.
The pair were separated by a mere five minutes after 2900 miles of racing, but over the course of a hot and muggy afternoon on Thursday, Wyss came within a minute of Robic at the time station in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
The pair reached the next check in the same time, but only Wyss continued on to the finish line in Annapolis, leaving Robic defeated in Mt. Airy, Maryland.
Robic has until Monday to complete the distance which, as of Friday morning, was a mere 54.6 miles away for the Slovenian.