American ultracycllist broke news on Facebook on Friday evening Guinness World Records has recognised Kurt Searvogel as the new holder of the record for the greatest distance cycled in a year, the American ultracyclist has said on Facebook.
He replaces Britain’s Tommy Godwin, whose distance ridden of 75,075 miles in 1939 had been considered unbreakable.
In a Facebook post on Friday (link is external) , Searvogel said the management team at Guinness World Records had told him: “We are thrilled to inform you that your application for greatest distance cycled in a year (male) has been successful and you are now the Guinness World Records Title Holder!
“You will shortly receive your Guinness World Records certificate in the post.”
The exact distance certified by Guinness World Records is not yet known, but the Ultramarathon Cycling Association (UMCA), which logged his efforts on its website, has it as 76,076 miles.
Both Searvogel and British rider Steve Abraham, who confirmed yesterday that he had abandoned his renewed attempt on the record, undertook their challenges under UMCA rules.Earlier this week, the UMCA said it had disqualified London-based New Zealander, Bruce Berkeley, under its rules because he did not comply with certain requirements, believed to be […]