Matthew Carnal, a Colorado State University graduate student and cycling coach, is the only male in the United States to be selected to compete in the Trans-Siberian Extreme. The 5,700-mile race crosses Russia over 24 days.  

(Courtesy of Jim Bergantzel) 

The Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme is the longest cycling race on earth, and only one man from the United States who plans to compete this year. Matt Carnal is a cycling coach and a graduate student at Colorado State University, and has biked across the United States twice. Carnal sees this race across Russia as his greatest test yet.

The Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme crosses Russia, and starts in Moscow on July 18, 2017. 

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The grueling 5,700-mile contest starts in Moscow on July 18 and  will take 24 days to complete. Carnal spoke about the race with Colorado Matters host Andrea Dukakis.