4th National Senior Olympics Qualification

Charlie Czarniecki

Charlie was caught in the last 5 meters of the 20K road race and lost by a wheel length.  This 2nd place finish in his 60-64 year age group earned a credential to race next summer in the Cleveland Senior Olympics. This is the 4th Olympic that he’s qualified to attend.  This race was completed with an average speed of 24.6 mph.  Charlie's Saturday 10K Time Trial was 6th place averaging 22.4 mph.  Sunday was a 20-25 mph killer wind from the NE.  He completed the Sunday 5K Time Trial at only 20.6 mph, another 6th place.  Given that he already qualified for the road race, he skipped the Sunday 40K road race.  Charlie learned the following week that he now shares the 20K Road Race speed record. Both riders received the same time, which was 44 seconds faster than the previous 4-year old record!

The Bent Fork Chronicles - Vol 5, Issue 3, 1 August 2012

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