Local Ultracyclist Looks Ahead to More Challenges

For Broadview Heights resident and ultracyclist Giovanni Prosperi, a mishap in attempting to set a world record for fastest bicycling time between Cleveland and Boston on May 18, which covers 650 miles, has not deterred him from rescheduling the attempt for September. In the meantime, he is competing in the Race Around Poland World Ultracycling Championships in mid-July as a solo rider. The race, which circumnavigates the country, covers 3,600 kilometers (2,237 miles).

No stranger to challenges, Prosperi, an Italian citizen applying for U.S. citizenship, won the prestigious Race Across America in June 2021 as part of a two-man relay team. The race covers 3,000 miles, passing through 12 states beginning in Oceanside, CA and


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