British cyclist Mark Beaumont sets world record by cycling around the world in 79 days
A British cyclist has broken the world record for cycling around the world in 79 days – 44 days shorter than the previous record.
Mark Beaumont, 34, arrived at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris one day ahead of schedule after cycling 18,000 miles and an average of 240 miles per day.
The cyclist from Perthshire set a new world record in 2008 at 194 days, and it has been consistently broken over the years, with a previous record set at 123 days.
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