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Scot­tish cy­clist Mark Beau­mont has set a new Guin­ness World Records ti­tle for the fastest cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tion of the globe. He com­pleted the 18,000-mile, around-the-world chal­lenge in 79 days, one day ahead of the 80-day planned time, smash­ing the pre­vi­ous record of 123 days. Cycling for 16 hours per day (240 miles) on just five hours sleep per night, Beau­mont trav­elled through 16 coun­tries, start­ing and fin­ish­ing in Paris. As part of the chal­lenge, Mark was also awarded the Guin­ness World Records ti­tle for Most Miles Cy­cled in a Month, for the Paris to Perth in Aus­tralia leg of the route, which was ver­i­fied at 7,031 miles.

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