18,000+ miles without a chamois: Lael Wilcox is aiming to set a world record by circumnavigating the planet in 110 days

Wilcox hopes to set a new Guinness World Record and admits that even she is "really terrified"

Lael Wilcox
(Image credit: Rue Kaladyte)

What do you do when you’ve already written numerous prestigious Fastest Known Times (FKTs) and ultra-endurance races to your name? Well, if you’re Lael Wilcox, you set your sights on the biggest record of them all: the Guinness World Record for the fastest trip around the planet on a standard bicycle.

On May 26, Wilcox will set off in the quest to pedal her way into the history books yet again as she’s aiming to set a new world record by circumnavigating the world in just 110 days.

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