Schabort, who is competing in the longest wheelchair and handcycle race in the world, has proven throughout the week that he is one of the best racers at the event. The Challenge started Monday and continues through Sunday.
Schabort was fourth in the Stage 4 race on Wednesday, completing the course in 0:37:13.8. Ernst Van Dyk won Stage 4 with Norbert Mosandl taking second and Chris Peterson third. Stage 4 was the Girdwood Time Trial.
On Thursday in Stage 5, Schabort finished in fourth once again. He completed the race in 1:52:49.9. Peterson took the top honors, followed by Van Dyk and then Mosandl. Stage 5 was a Tour of Cordova Road Race, in which the racers raced 36 miles.
The General Classification after Stage 5 has Schabort firmly locked into fourth place with a total time of 6:03:32.7. Van Dyk holds the No. 1 spot, Mosandl is second and Peterson is third.
Today, the wheelchair athletes are to race in the Thompson Pass Road Race. The distance is 55 miles.