Round world cy­clist Mark nears record

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by WILL STONE sun­day@dai­lystar.co.uk

A BRIT is set to be­come the first per­son to cy­cle around the world in 80 days. Mark Beau­mont is ex­pected to ar­rive in Paris to­mor­row where he be­gan his record-break­ing at­tempt on July 2.

The 34-year-old will smash the pre­vi­ous record of 123 days af­ter an ad­ven­ture that has taken him across Europe, Asia, Aus­tralia, New Zealand and North Amer­ica.

■ RIDE ON! Mark on the road in China and New Zealand, inset Av­er­ag­ing 240 miles a day, Beau­mont is cur­rently ahead of sched­ule. How­ever, the Scot says the trip has been a se­ri­ous men­tal and phys­i­cal test. Beau­mont, who has to con­sume 9,000 calo­ries a...

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