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Home > Magazine > Recumbent > 53 Miles in an Hour: new bike record!

53 Miles in an Hour: new bike record!
July 09, 2006

Congrats to Fast Freddy Markham for setting the new world Hour record for bikes!

A week ago he cranked out FIFTY THREE MILES in just an hour on his fully faired Varna streamliner.

Oh, and he was FIFTY YEARS OLD! (And it had been since 1990 that the USA had this record. And there'd been 30 prior attempts to win it. This is Freddy's 3rd decade racing---he's held many world records along the way.)

And he won the $18K Dempsey-McCready Prize with this record!

And this year he and a partner bought the Easy Racers bike company. --Busy guy!

CONGRATULATIONS, FAST FREDDY!

Here's links to pics and reports:

www.recumbents.com/wisil/racing2006/dempsey2006.htm

www.easyracers.com/nissan_one_hour_challenge.htm

rob.bikerevuk.com/nissan/hour1.html

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