WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?
Doctors examined finishers afterwards, and found no ill effects. Pyle held a second race in 1929, travelling in the opposite direction from New York to Los Angeles. Salo won this race, finishing 40 hours faster than Payne’s 1928 time and narrowly beating Pete Gavuzzi by just two minutes 47 seconds in an exciting stadium finale after 78 days of running. This time, however, neither man received his promised prize.