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Christoph Strasser Sets New 24-Hour Cycling Record

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Last weekend, Austrian cyclist Christoph Strasser, broke the world record for the most distance ridden on a bicycle in 24 hours.

Strasser covered 556.856 miles (896.173 kilometers) in Berlin, therefore beating the previous 24-hour best of 521.975 miles (840.037 kilometers), set by the late Slovenian rider Jure Robic.

While changes in UCI regulations have recently spurred several improvements on professional cycling’s hour record, Robic’s 24-hour mark had stood since 2004.

Strasser’s record-breaking ride took place on the historic Templehofer Feld, an expanse of former farmland in south Berlin, that after becoming an airport following World War I,  was turned into the largest public park in the city in 2010.

American cycling fans may recognize Strasser as a three-time Race Across America winner, a title he will be looking to defend this June when the solo race kicks off in Oceanside, California.

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