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Triple Crown Winner of California Charles Fournier was on island completing one of his last few stops in the sport of Randonneuring. The avid cyclist finished his 61.83 mile course around the island in 6 hours 33 minutes.

Fournier said, "I did race when I was in college but that is a completely different discipline than the sport on randonneuring, which is distance cycling. And the emphasis is to complete a specific distance within a time limit. As long as you make that time limit you are considered what's a finisher which means you won what you were trying to do. My journey has taken me through all 50 states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and now Guam. And I have 2 left, Saipan and Hawaii."

The distances range from 100 km with a 6 hour 40 minute time limit all the way up to 1,200 km which is 760-miles with a 90 hour time limit.

Randonneuring added, "The reason I decided to try the American Explorer Award to be the first to do them all is because obviously I'm getting older and I can't ride as fast as some of the younger riders. I've given up on riding another 1,200 km ride because it just requires so much discipline and training and everything. I've done it a few times and I needed something else to do that was a little more appropriate to my skill set. Which is I'm retired and I got time and I can travel and I really enjoy riding on a bike in different places of the world and the different place in the United States."

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