Australian ultra-cyclist Mitch Anderson has set a new 24-Hour World Record, after covering a distance of 894.35 kilometers (556 miles) non-stop in 24 hours.
Averaging 37km/h (23mph), the 42-year-old completed the feat on a closed 3.25 kilometer course at the Australian Automotive Research Center in Wensleydale, Victoria, over the Easter weekend.
Anderson beat the record set by Slovenian Marko Bahlo, which is waiting for final confirmation from the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association.
Some of the obstacles that Anderson faced were cold weather, nausea and vomiting, while his support team responded with nutritional assistance and encouragement.
The former professional triathlete is well-known for his bike performances. Anderson won Ironman Western Australia in 2005. He also set new bike course records at Ironman Australia, Ironman Western Australia, Ironman Japan, and Ironman 70.3 Geelong.
He currently works as a physiotherapist and sports doctor.
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