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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 joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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