Published on July 31, 2015
"I was battling heat exhaustion in Hope, Arizona. The air temperature outside had gotten into the 110s."
Background and Interest in Cycling
Dr. Brian Toone talks about how he first became interested in cycling.
Information about the Race Across America
Toone talks about first learning about the Race Across America. He also details various facts about the race, such as the length of the race, how long the race has been held, and the different types of competitors.
Motivation for Joining the Race
Toone talks about his motivation for joining the Race Across America. He also talks about how his accident in 2014 added to that motivation.
Training for the Race
Toone describes how he trained for the Race Across America, and what his average week of training was like.
Beginning the Race Across America
Toone talks about driving out to California and beginning the Race.
Challenges During the Race
Toone talks about the various challenges he faced during the Race Across America.
Favorite Parts about the Race
Toone talks about some of his favorite parts about the Race Across America
Desire to Compete Again
Toone discusses if, and when, he will compete in the Race Across America again, and what he will do differently.
Motivation during the Race, and Closing Remarks
Toone talks about what motivated him to overcome the challenges of the Race Across America.
|Interviewee||Dr. Brian Toone|
|Repository||Samford University Oral History Collection|