Lon Haldeman

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Lon Haldeman is an American ultramarathon cyclist. Nicknamed "Marathon Lon", He was the catalyst for ultra distance bicycle racing. His first achievement was in 1979 when he won the Wisconsin End to End Record covering 407 miles in 23 hours 7 minutes. In the 1982 Great American Bike Race, later renamed the Race Across America, he completely changed the parameters, cycling for 9 days and 20 hours with three other cycling pioneers John Howard, John Marino and Michael Shermer.[1][2][3]

In 2007, the Lon Haldeman Award was created to recognise the Race Across America team that raises the most charitable donations that year.[4]


  1. ^ Fleming, Ed. "UltraCycling Hall-of-Fame Founding Member". Ultra Cycling. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Paris-Brest-Paris 2003". Harvard University. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ Horne, Patrick. "The ride stuff: Race Across America marks 30 years". Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Lon Haldeman Award". RAAM. Race Across America. Retrieved 18 June 2015.