Shane Finn Completes The 5,000km American Ultra

San Fransico to New York

Shane Finn Irish athlete completes American Ultra supported by Satipharm CBD

The American Ultra Recap

Shane Finn has completed the 5,000km American Ultra challenge. Ultra cycling and ultra running from San Fransico's Golden Gate Bridge to New York's Brooklyn Bridge. It all started when Tom Scott of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland sent a message to his friend Shane Finn to let him know funding for the charity was cut this year. Shane sent back a picture of the whole of America and a dream turned into reality. €150,000 was raised by Shane for the charity in 2017 by running 24 marathons in 24 days. Now his feet have pushed him 5,000km in only 36 days trying to raise €250,000.

The Journey of Endurance

The continental distance was covered by performing three ultra cycles and three ultra marathons directly after each other and repeated six times. This meant the kilometres kept being covered for 5,000km over the 36 days. Covering that type of distance takes its toll on the body's joints, muscles pain with fatigue and each step becomes a mental battle. Shane had a support crew to help with his recovery and nutrition throughout the event. Being able to sleep and have the support of a physiotherapist on the move is vital for the continued movement of the body for endurance feats. At Satipharm we are incredibly proud to have been able to support Shane Finn with the American Ultra event. 

Shane Finn American Ultra endurance athlete taking CBD for sports recovery

The 5,000km Route

Shane faced every type of terrain and weather conditions during the 36 days of travel. Follow his 5,000km journey below by clicking on the link and seeing the actual route.

Day 1: (Bike - March 29th) Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA TO Folsom, CA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay1

Day 2: (Bike - March 30th) Folsom, CA TO Silver Springs, NV - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay2

Day 3: (Bike - March 31st) Silver Springs, NV TO Lincoln Hwy, Eureka, NV 89316 - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay3

Day 4: (Run - April 1st) Lincoln Hwy, Eureka, NV 89316 TO Silver Sky Lodge RV Park, US-50, Eureka, NV 89316 - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay4

Day 5: (Run - April 2nd) Silver Sky Lodge RV Park, US-50, Eureka, NV 89316 TO Lincoln Hwy, Nevada, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay5

Day 6: (Run - April 3rd) Lincoln Hwy, Nevada, USA TO Ruth, NV - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay6

Day 7: (Bike - April 4th) Ruth, NV TO Minersville, UT - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay7

Day 8: (Bike - April 5th) Minersville, UTUT-12 TO Escalante, UT 84726, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay8

Day 9: (Bike - April 6th) UT-12, Escalante, UT 84726, USA TO UT-95, Lake Powell, UT 84533, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay9

Day 10: (Run - April 7th) UT-95, Lake Powell, UT 84533 TO USAUT-95, Utah, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay10

Day 11: (Run - April 8th) UT-95, Utah, USAUS-191 TO Monticello, UT 84535, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay11

Day 12: (Run - April 9th) US-191, Monticello, UT 84535, USA TO 56322 US-491, Dove Creek, CO 81324, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay12

Day 13: (Bike - April 10th) 56322 US-491, Dove Creek, CO 81324, USA TO Cimarron, Colorado 81220, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay13

Day 14: (Bike - April 11th) Cimarron, Colorado 81220, USA TO 12777 CO-96, Westcliffe, CO 81252, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay14

Day 15: (Bike - April 12th) 12777 CO-96, Westcliffe, CO 81252, USA TO 53305-53999 CO-96, Eads, CO 81036, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay15

Day 16: (Run - April 13th) 53305-53999 CO-96, Eads, CO 81036 TO UKS-96, Tribune, KS 67879, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay16

Day 17: (Run - April 14th) KS-96, Tribune, KS 67879, USAKS-96 TO Marienthal, KS 67863, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay17

Day 18: (Run - April 15th) KS-96, Marienthal, KS 67863, USA TO KS-96, Dighton, KS 67839, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay18

Day 19: (Bike - April 16th) KS-96, Dighton, KS 67839, USA TO 2710 E 56th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay19

Day 20: (Bike - April 17th) 2710 E 56th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502, USA TO 19990 Brown Rd, Chanute, KS 66720, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay20

Day 21: (Bike - April 18th) 19990 Brown Rd, Chanute, KS 66720, USA TO 1216 State Hwy E, Marshfield, MO 65706, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay21

Day 22: (Run - April 19th) 1216 State Hwy E, Marshfield, MO 65706, USA TO 19311 Rte 66, Phillipsburg, MO 65722, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay22

Day 23: (Run - April 20th) 19311 Rte 66, Phillipsburg, MO 65722, USA TO 2011 Rte 66, Waynesville, MO 65583, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay23

Day 24: (Run - April 21st) 2011 Rte 66, Waynesville, MO 65583, USA TO 14655 County Rd 8300, Rolla, MO 65401, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay24

Day 25: (Bike - April 22nd) 14655 County Rd 8300, Rolla, MO 65401, USA TO 1426 IL-140, Greenville, IL 62246, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay25

Day 26: (Bike - April 23rd) 1426 IL-140, Greenville, IL 62246, USA TO 1729 IN-42, Mooresville, IN 46158, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay26

Day 27: (Bike - April 24th) 1729 IN-42, Mooresville, IN 46158, USA TO 13141 Columbus Cincinnati Rd, London, OH 43140, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay27

Day 28: (Run - April 25th) 13141 Columbus Cincinnati Rd, London, OH 43140, USA TO 3505 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay28

Day 29: (Run - April 26th) 3505 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235, USA TO 1420 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay29

Day 30: (Run - April 27th) 1420 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023, USA TO 2700 Chandlersville Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay30

Day 31: (Bike - April 28th) 2700 Chandlersville Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701, USA TO 200 Brush Run Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay31

Day 32: (Bike - April 29th) 200 Brush Run Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601, USA TO 800 Chestnut St, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay32

Day 33: (Bike - April 30th) 800 Chestnut St, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, USA TO 10 Cannon Hill Dr, New Hampton, NY 10958, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay33

Day 34: (Run - May 1st) 10 Cannon Hill Dr, New Hampton, NY 10958, USA TO 2385 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay34

Day 35: (Run - May 2nd) 2385 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567, USA TO Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay35

Day 36: (Bike to NYC & Run to Brooklyn Bridge - May 3rd) Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA TO Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY, USA - http://bit.ly/AmericanUltraDay36

Congratulations to Shane Finn for his incredible achievement of travelling 5,000km across America by bike and foot, raising needed funds for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.