Ultra-endurance cyclist and Guinness World Record holder, Juliana Buhring, is out of the Race Across America (RAAM) at mile 887, after showing symptoms of pulmonary edema.
Buhring had experienced breathing difficulties early in the race, but it wasn’t until she began coughing up blood her support team, Team Juju, were alerted. It is thought she was suffering pulmonary edema, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the lungs.
The Race Across America (RAAM) is billed as the “toughest ultra-endurance event,” with 42 riders setting out on a 3,000 mile ride across 12 states. Solo competitors will ride in a single “stage” from San Diego on the West coast, to Annapolis on the East Coast, without rest days, climbing a total 170,000ft.
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