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When the going gets RAAM tough, 70 years old is as good as 35

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Michael Patterson started biking for fun and exercise in his 40s and began entering races in his early 60s. Having heard for many years about the 3,000-mile Race Across America—known as the ultimate cycling endurance challenge—he decided that going after the record for the 70-plus age group "would be a reason to look forward to turning 70."

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