Trans USA Skating Attempt by Dan Dannels

A skater from the Texas Flyers is attempting the unthinkable: Skating across the USA in inline skates, hoping to get into the Guiness Book of World Records. Believe it or not, it has been done once before by Rusty Moncrief in March of 2002. The current record stands at 69 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. Dan hopes to break that record, planning on skating the distance (2,500+ miles) in something slightly over 30 days. That means he must average 100 miles a day!

Dan is already out on the road, you can read his blog for updates, which he posts to when he can find the time. You can read Dan’s initial announcement and some of his plans here. There is also a skatelog thread dedicated to his attempt.

Bont has gotten behind Dan’s efforts by providing him a pair of Vaypor skates.

Dan is attempting to skate a distance equal to 100 marathons! Here at Team Rainbo we can only say a huge “Good Luck” – we’re behind you all the way!

2 Comments to “Trans USA Skating Attempt by Dan Dannels”

  1. Dan Dannels 7 January 2008 at 6:03 pm #

    Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. It has been quite the struggle just to get out of California, with the mountains and rugged roads. I was able to make a long run on Saturday of 71 miles. I am having to take today off to let my body recover from the conditions of those roads. Tomorrow morning, I have my first chance to make a truly long run, with the improved road conditions here in Arizona. My current progress has me projecting completion at 39 days. This would not be possible without the support of my sponsors (Bont, Ezeefit, Clifbar, and UNLTDSK8SUPPLY/Hyper), and that of my loving wife.

    Wish me luck, and keep track of my at http://www.myspace.com/13742576.

    Dan

  2. admin 7 January 2008 at 9:26 pm #

    Good idea to take a rest – hang in there, we’ll be watching!

    Tom


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