Mark breaks world record

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Ul­tra-en­durance ath­lete and Bridge of Cally lad Mark Beau­mont has smashed the record for cir­cum­nav­i­gat­ing the globe by bi­cy­cle, com­plet­ing the 80-day chal­lenge a day ahead of sched­ule.

Ad­ven­turer Beau­mont com­pleted the epic 18,000-mile cycling chal­lenge on Mon­day, ar­riv­ing back at the Arc de Tri­om­phe in Paris, where his jour­ney first be­gan 79 days ago on July 2.

The 34-year-old set a new Guin­ness World Records ti­tle for the feat of en­durance, tak­ing one third off the pre­vi­ous record of 123 days.

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