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Around the world in 195 days

Scottish cyclist, Mark Beaumont hopes to have set a new world record by cycling around the globe in 195 days. The 25-year-old arrived in Paris Friday at the end of a journey he hopes will set a new world record for the fastest cycling trip around the globe once it is evaluated. "There is no easy 100 miles," Beaumont told AP. "And I've just done 195 days on the road, so I mean, I am very much looking forward to not getting on the bike tomorrow."

Beaumont cycled 18,400 miles (29,611 kilometres) on a path that took him across Europe, Asia and the United States. Amarilis Espinoza, a spokeswoman for Guinness World Records, said the group was aware of Beaumont's attempt and was awaiting documentation from him. The current record holder is Steven Strange of Britain, who circled the globe in a little over 276 days in 2004 and 2005, she said.

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