But Spanish ultracyclist Julian Sanz took it a few steps further last week, riding 2,800km on a turbo at the BIBE 2014 trade show in Bilbao, breaking the world record.
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Starting at 4pm on Monday, Sanz reached the 2,800km mark at 3.50pm on Saturday, breaking the 2,738km mark set by the Frenchman Pierre-Michaël Micaletti last January.
Setting off at a brisk 34kph on Monday, Sanz’s speed decreased slowly throughout the week, down to an understandable 22kph by Saturday afternoon.
You would think that such a monumental effort would render a man unable to stand up, but Sanz celebrated his victory on stage by spraying the crowd with champagne.
So, if you fancy a challenge over Christmas, and don’t want to leave the house for the Rapha Festive 500, then maybe give this world record a shot to burn off that excess turkey.
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