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Greatest distance cycled in a year: Kurt Searvogel breaks Guinness World Records record

Greatest distance cycled in a year: Kurt Searvogel breaks Guinness World Records record

Tampa, Florida, USA – January 25, 2016 – Kurt Searvogel recently finished his 365-day bike ride, logging 76,076 in one calendar year to break the 77-year-old world record.

Photo: American Kurt Searvogel, aka ‘Tarzan’, has just surpassed the 76-year-old record of most miles cycled in 365 days, averaging over 200 miles (320km) a day. Photo: TarzanRides.com

The Guinness World Records world record for the farthest distance cycled in one month is 6,455 km (4,010 miles) and was achieved by Janet Davison (UK) from 24 July to 22 August 2015.

Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the greatest distance cycled solo and unpaced in 12 hours; it was 475.26 km (295.31 mi) by Marko Baloh (Slovenia) at the Montichiari Velodrome in Brescia, Italy, on 8 October 2010. He completed 1,901 full laps of the 250 m (820 ft 2.5 in) course in the 12 hours.

The Waupun, Wis., native averaged more than 206 miles every day since Jan. 9, 2015. For most of the summer he made daily trips from Manitowoc to Baileys Harbor and back.

Searvogel finished the ride in Florida, breaking Tommy Godwin’s 1939 record of 75,065 miles.

Guinness World Records wasn’t accepting any challenges to the record after dealing with faked attempts and questionable recording of mileage.

When the Ultramarathon Cycling Association created a strict set of rules to record each day’s ride, three set out to break the record. Searvogel was the only one who did.

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