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Monday, June 4, 2012

A New Record: Cyclist Finishes 'Around The World' Ride In 92 Days [NPR]


Mike Hall, 30, who hails from North Yorkshire, is one of nine cyclists competing in an epic unassisted race around the globe, beginning the challenge on February 18 from the Greenwich Meridian at the Royal Observatory in south-east London.
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Mike Hall, 30, who hails from North Yorkshire, is one of nine cyclists competing in an epic unassisted race around the globe, beginning the challenge on February 18 from the Greenwich Meridian at the Royal Observatory in south-east London.
As part of the World Cycle Racing, Mike Hall, 31, rode into the Greenwich royal observatory today 92 days after he left. The Guardian explains that to come full circle, he travelled 24,900 miles and biked 18,000 of them through "20 countries and four continents to raise money for the Newborn Vietnam charity."
That's about 200 miles a day. And that means the engineer has broken the around the world cycling record set by Alan Bate in 2010. According to Guinness, Bate circumnavigated the globe in 106 days, 10 hours and 33 minutes.

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