Vegan athlete breaks 3 world records in grueling 24-hour challenge
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A vegan athlete achieved three Guinness World Records in a grueling challenge on a static bike.
Kate Strong, a world champion triathlete, now holds the record for the furthest distance on a static bike in 24 hours.
Strong started the challenge at 3 p.m. on May 26 in Bristol, UK. And she documented it all in a live video on Facebook.
To break the records, she had to cover 35.3 km in one hour and 348 km in 12 hours.
In addition, no record existed for a woman cycling on a static bicycle in a 24 hour period.
It was a challenge that left her constantly cycling throughout the day and night.
“ I think I’m in the best physical, mental and emotional condition to do my best, ” she said via Instagram right before the challenge.
The vegan athlete added: “The result is not what drives me. The opportunity to rise to that level and fight for something more, something bigger is what will keep me going through the 24 hours.
She said she cried for hours during the event because she was ‘overwhelmed’ with belief and support.
“Thank you to everyone who supported me, sent messages and encouraged me,” she added.
Along with proving people what you can achieve with a plant-based diet, Strong took on the challenge in hopes of inspiring women.
Earlier this year she said PBN: “Through these challenges, I want to set records that have never existed before, in an area where the participation of women is striking compared to that of men.
“I am constantly striving to redefine what society tells us is possible. And, through these world record attempts, I want to show what you can do if you think about it.
You can find out more about Kate via her website here