Brian Toone

Published on July 31, 2015  

Photo of Brian TooneI was battling heat exhaustion in Hope, Arizona. The air temperature outside had gotten into the 110s.

Chapters

Background and Interest in Cycling

Dr. Brian Toone talks about how he first became interested in cycling.
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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.
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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.
Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge
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Training for the Race

Toone describes how he trained for the Race Across America, and what his average week of training was like.
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Beginning the Race Across America

Toone talks about driving out to California and beginning the Race.
Oceanside, California. Starting location of RAAM 2015
Map of the 2015 route of Race Across America
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Challenges During the Race

Toone talks about the various challenges he faced during the Race Across America.
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Favorite Parts about the Race

Toone talks about some of his favorite parts about the Race Across America
Monument Valley
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Desire to Compete again

Toone discusses if, and when, he will compete in the Race Across America again, and what he will do differently.
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Motivation during the Race, and Closing Remarks

Toone talks about what motivated him to overcome the challenges of the Race Across America.
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Transcript

Audio Information
Date2015-07-31
InterviewerMichelle Little
IntervieweeDr. Brian Toone
RepositorySamford University Oral History Collection
AccessionSUHist/Faculty/001