A cyclist in Australia has set a new world record for the greatest distance cycled on an outdoor track in 24 hours, after pedalling for almost 900 kilometres.
Dr Mitch Anderson’s distance of 894.35 kilometres, which is yet to be ratified by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association, surpasses the distance of 890 kilometres set almost 10 years ago by the Slovenian ultracyclist, Marko Baloh.
Baloh was among those to congratulate the 42-year-old Anderson on social media after he averaged 37 kilometres an hour to beat the existing record, set in September 2008, as was pro cyclist Simon Gerrans, who judging by his hashtag isn’t tempted to have a go at it himself.
— marko baloh (@markobaloh)
— Simon Gerrans (@simongerrans)