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24-hr Crake Madison appeal raised $13,000

New Zealand Commonwealth Games representative Matt Randall and Alan Dunn rode a total of 3464 laps at the ILT indoor velodrome, a distance of 866km, in a bid to raise funds for Paul Crake this Friday. In 24 hours, Randall and Dunn had targeted 2800 laps, but exceeded this goal "with ease", according to Dunn. The pair also raised $13,000 instead of the estimated $5,000, "a quite staggering sum considering it is almost Christmas."

Dunn and Randall even managed a little sprint towards the end of the event. "The last 10 minutes of the ride Matt and I rode together completing 21 second laps," Dunn told Cyclingnews. "This was very surprising considering that we had been hard out for just on 24 hours. The crowd and support riders were our saving grace, keeping us occupied during the event."

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