- Christoph Strasser
- 07:15:56 day(s):hour(s):minute(s)
- United States (Annapolis)
The fastest crossing of the USA by an individual, as set during the Race Across America (RAAM), was achieved by Christoph Strasser (Austria) in 7 days 15 hours 56 minutes cycling from Oceanside, California, to Annapolis, Maryland, from 10 to 18 June 2014. In 2013 Christoph Strasser became the first person to cross the USA coast to coast in under 8 days when he finished in 7 days 22 hours 11 minutes. He had previously won the race in 2011, posting a time of 8 days 8 hours 6 minutes. The race route varies each year and Strasser's average speed of 16.42 mph is also a record in terms of average speed, far better than his 2013 speed of 15.6 mph.