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Israeli racer makes Tucson stop on way to victory

Chanoch Redlich on the trail in Tucson on April 26. (Photo: Damion Alexander)

Israeli elite mountain bike racer Chanoch Redlich won the 750-mile Arizona Trail Race, a self-supported ride that stretches from Mexico to Utah. Redlich won this year’s ride in just over eight days, riding in 20-22 hour stretches with two to four hours of sleep before the next stretch. Redlich stayed at the home of local bike enthusiast Damion Alexander for a few days before the race. They were introduced by Matt Landau, Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona director of leadership development.