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Friday, August 12, 2022

American breaks 75-year-old world bicycle mileage record in Florida

The world record for the most miles cycled in one year was set in 1939 by Tommy Godwin when he rode 70,065 miles in a 365-day period. This past January, 52-year-old Kurt Searvogel of Little Rock, Ark. set out to break that record. He accomplished that goal at approximately 2:30 p.m. at Flatwoods Park in Tampa.

Kurt Searvogel is interviewed after breaking the world record
Kurt Searvogel is interviewed after breaking the world record

Searvogel is an accomplished ultramarathon cyclist who has twice completed the Race Across America as well as several 24-hour and 500-mile bike races. He bicycled a little over 208 miles every day since Jan. 10 in order to beat the record. During the record-setting attempt he also found time to marry his girlfriend and support person, Alicia Snyder.

Searvogel still has five more days to add to his total.

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