Secrest's 24-hour world cycling record attempt pending certification

Michael Secrest attempted the 24-hour indoor world cycling record from Sunday to Monday, October 21-22, 2006. The 53-year-old circled the ADT Event Center velodrome in Carson, California for 534.7 miles to surpass the 530.41 mile record set by Rod Evans in Australia in 1994.

According to John Hughes, Managing Director of the Ultramarathon Cycling Association, the record is not yet official. "First, Mike and his official, John Marino, have to submit their report including lap sheets, etc." After review, the Association will determine whether to certify his ride as a record.

Secrest had already beat Evans' mark at the outdoor velodrome in Dominguez Hills, California, when he rode 532.74 miles in 1996. However, indoor and outdoor records are recognized differently by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association.

The potential record is just another accolade for his resume. Secrest won the 3,117 mile Race Across America from San Francisco to Washington, DC, in 9 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. During a previous RAAM from Huntington Beach, California to Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1985, he continued cycling non-stop without sleep for 64 hours until reaching Amarillo, Texas.

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