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Kurt Searvogel betters Tommy Godwin's 'unbreakable' Year record

American rider still has five days left to add to his distance

Kurt Searvogel has this afternoon set a new record for the most distance covered in a year - beating the distance of 75,065 miles ridden by Great Britain's Tommy Godwin in 1939.

The 53-year-old American ultracyclist has beaten that benchmark with five days to spare - and looks likely to keep riding in the coming days to extend the new record further.

Tonight, though, he'll be celebrating with a few beers at the Glory Days Grill in Tampa, Florida.

More to follow.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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