Video: Underwater cyclist rides 855m on static bike in one breathAlex Bowden
January 21 2017
Titles don’t come much catchier than this. An Italian man has set a Guinness World Record for the farthest simulated distance static cycling underwater without any breathing equipment.
Homar Leuci from Italy entered a tank to attempt the feat on Italy’s Lo Show Dei Record. After a deep breath, he submerged his face in the water and pedalled for 855m, breaking his own record of 767m set on the same show four years earlier.
Back in 2012, we reported on the equivalent record with breathing equipment. A pair of ex-Royal Marines rode on a turbo trainer for 15 hours, covering 100.13 miles. The attempt was stopped at that point because both were lightheaded and suffering from vomiting and nausea.
Leuci’s countryman, Vittorio Innocente holds another underwater cycling record. In 2008, he rode his (non-static) bike at a depth of 66.5m in Santa Margherita Ligure in Liguria, Italy to set a record for the deepest underwater cycling.
The farthest distance cycled underwater is 6.7km by Jens Stötzner of Germany at Bibert Bad Zirndorf in Germany in 2013.