Christoph Strasser First to Cycle More Than 1000 km in 24 Hours

Christoph Strasser is a 38-year-old Austrian ultra-endurance cyclist and is a six-time winner and record holder for the fastest time in the Race Across America (RAAM).

Strasser is now the first person to cycle more than 1,000 kilometers in 24 hours, roughly the distance from Vienna to Brussels! This amazing ride set 12 world records with an average speed of 42.75 km/h covering a total of 1,026.215 km.

Strasser started his world record attempt on the 7.58 km route at the air base in Zeltweg, Austria.  Right from the start, the speedometer needle rose to sometimes over 55 km/h. With the routine of a Swiss watch, he thundered one peak after the other on his Specialized time trial machine.

His overnight ride went well and it was only at 9:00 am the next morning that the rain began and continued throughout the day. Throughout the morning and in the last hour of the race he had to get off his bike once because of a puncture, otherwise he only changed clothes twice when he changed the bike – the total idle time was two minutes. In total, Starsse consumed over 14,000 calories during his ride.

“I am so happy and grateful that I made it despite the weather! The atmosphere was so great and the audience really motivated me. It went so well from the start and after 12 hours I was at an average speed of 45 km/h. From then on, I focused on the 1,000 km mark. A big thank you to everyone and of course to the armed forces for the great support”, said Christoph at the finish and he added with a smile.  “I think I will do without cycling today.

When asked about the fulfillment of this lifelong dream, Strasser responded by stating, “I have been doing this sport for 20 years and today the nutritional concept was the key to success. I have always dreamed of this magical limit and today this dream came true.”

For more information, visit https://www.christophstrasser.at/

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