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100-mile TT world record beaten by over seven minutes

Jonathan Parker set a time of 2 hours 50 minutes 12 seconds, provisionally beating the previous record by over seven minutes

Will Strickson
18 Mar 2021

Amateur Jonathan Parker has set a new provisional 100 mile time-trial world record, beating Jonathan Schubert's time by more than seven minutes.

Parker, a Qatar-based lawyer, set a time of 2 hours 50 minutes and 12 seconds in an incredible effort spanning almost the entire length of the small Middle Eastern country.

The huge effort, posted on Strava, saw Parker maintain an average speed of 56.8kmh, around 35.3mph, at 86rpm and a huge 308W average.

It might have helped his cause that his route was pan-flat, with almost half the elevation Schubert clocked on his ride from Milton Keynes to Norwich last year.

Although still awaiting official confirmation of the record, it wouldn't be Parker's first – he previously broke the London to Paris record, completing the 290km route in just over 12.5 hours and raising £11,000 for charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer along the way.

As if the ride needed to be more impressive, Parker's feats came after an accident in which he broke all his limbs, lost several pints of blood and nearly his life, and doctors told him he wouldn't be able to do any meaningful sport again.

He has metal holding together both his shoulders and one of his legs.

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