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Inline Skating World Record Attempt
Kent Baake and Dana Eades - May 3, 2003

On Saturday, May 3, 2003, two inline skaters will attempt to break the current world records for longest distances skated in 6 and 12 hours by solo road skaters.

Kent Baake Will Attempt 12 Hour Record
24 hour world record holder Kent Baake will attempt to set a new 12 hour world record by skating 200 miles in 12 hours or less (the current 12 hour world record is 195 miles).

Dana Eads Will Attempt 6 Hour Record
Dana Eads of San Diego, California will attempt to set a new 6 hour world record by skating 110 miles to break the current record of 106 miles. Dana set a new 6 hour record in 1999 by skating 95 miles at a special world record breaking event in San Francisco.

Date:
Saturday, May 3, 2003

Times:
07:00 am - Start Time (07:00)
01:00 pm - Finish Time for Dana Eads (13:00)
07:00 pm - Finish Time for Kent Baake (19:00)

Location
The location is very close to Washington DC in the Del Rey neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia (One block east of the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and E. The start and finish line will be located at the intersection of East Oxford Street and DeWitt Avenue, one block east of Mount Vernon Avenue.
  • Location Map from MapQuest.com

    Spectators
    Spectators are encouraged to come to the event and cheer on the skaters.

    Volunteers
    Volunteers will be used for course marshalling, timing and other functions. Volunteers will be assigned 2 or 4 hour shifts depending on their availability and the number of volunteers at the event. Contact Paula Tozzi at Skating4MS@aol.com for more information.

    Sponsors
    Swatskates , Xenan, Capital Racing, Washington Area Roadskaters, CityBikes Mountain Bike Team, Team Safe, Hyper, Del Ray Dreamery (Community Sponsor).

    Benefit for Multiple Sclerosis
    Both Kent and Dana will be skating to raise funds to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kent is skating to honor his friend Marcie Shields, who passed away recently due to complications involving MS. Contact Paula Tozzi at skating4ms@aol.com to find how to make a donation.

    More Information
    For event publicity or more information please contact Paula Tozzi at Skating4MS@aol.com


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