The 33-year old found out last month when she participated in the 24 Hour World Time Trial Championships in California, as reported by The Canadian Press.
She racked up 733.8 kilometres — about the distance from Saskatoon to Banff, Alta. She and another woman broke the course record.
Hackinen, who was born and raised in Surrey, B.C., said she didn’t expect to make it so far when she started the ride at 5 p.m. on Oct. 26.
“I went in with a couple of goals,” she said Monday in an interview from her parent’s home in Kelowna, B.C. “The first was to stay safe. That’s always the No. 1 goal.”
She also wanted to qualify for the Race Across America, one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance cycling events in the world.
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