Top 10 Moments from 2014

by Ryan Parnell on December 30, 2014

WOW, what a year!  As we close out 2014, join us as we take a look at our Top 10 images of the year.Media Challenge

10. Andy Justus & Jackie Kingston win the Inaugural Media Challenge Relay – Well deserved trophy!

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9. Record number of kids on bikes!  This never gets old and is simply the best way to start off 24:00.

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8. Joe Taco partnered with 24:00 to host a Cancer Sucks night.  Not only did Velvet Funk rock the patio, but over 30 people paid to have their head shaved!

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7. A record number of trophies were awarded this year resulting in 36 new course records being set.  The bar has been set high if you want to be a record holder at 24:00!

 

6. Joe Chris Rodriguez finishes the Hill Climb Challenge in 26:00:00 on his hand cycle!  Joe Chris is a USAF wounded warrior, has his own charity (One Chair at a Time), & is a regular 24:00 participant.

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5. New this year was the Slicks & Knobbies category – Start with 100 miles on your road bike outside of Palo Duro Canyon, then finish the rest of 24:00 on your mountain bike inside the canyon.  One of the S&K racers was quoted as saying “That was by far the toughest race I have ever been a part of.”  Oscar Ostos celebrates upon finding out he finished in 1st Place!

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4. The theme of records played out with our top fundraisers.  Our record setting podium of winners raised over $12,000!  1st – Taylor-Ann Hathcock, 2nd – Kerry Smith, 3rd – Alan White (Not Pictured)

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3.  The 2014 Honorary Chairman was cancer survivior Dr. Richard High.  Dr High has an amazing story you can see HERE.  Prior to the start of 24:00, Dr. High was reunited with his (completely re-built) bike that he rode to & from class during medical school.  Dr. High had previously given this treasure away & was completely surprised!

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2. Another record for 2014 was the long & distinguished list of sponsors.  These are the folks who make 24:00 happen.  THANK YOU to everyone who is on this banner!

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 1. The final record of 2014 was the $190,000.00 donated to further fund the cancer survivorship clinic that 24:00 founded in 2013.  What an amazing 2014 & we can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!