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Is Dirty Kanza “cycling’s answer to Ironman?” Fred Dreier and Chris Case were out in Eastern Kansas this past weekend to find out.

We hear from Kaitie Keough, Ted King, and Rebecca Rusch about what makes this race so special (and damn hard). Fred also talks to lots of other riders out on the dirt who faced physical, emotional, and psychological challenges, coming out the other end transformed.

Plus, Chris did more than talk the talk — he rode and finished the 206-mile race. Listen to the second half of the show for his first-hand perspective on the race.

This episode of the VeloNews podcast and our coverage of Dirty Kanza is sponsored by 3T, manufacturer of the aerodynamic Exploro gravel bike. Learn all about the bike Chris rode.

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