Bakersville cyclist sets world record at Bristol Motor Speedway


Marc Poland covered 62 miles in two hours, 31 minutes to shatter previous record, averaged 24.64 miles per hour.

  • Bakersville cyclist Marc Poland pedals on during his recent world record attempt at Bristol Motor Speedway. Poland set the record for the fastest 100-kilometer ride by a male cyclist in the 60 to 69-year-old age group with a time of two hours and 31 minutes. Poland rode at an average of 24.64 miles per hour and was supported by a crew of local friends and cycling enthusiasts. (Submitted photo)
Bakersville cyclist Marc Poland set a world record on Tuesday, Aug. 25.  Poland, who has been competing in ultra-endurance bicycling events for years, set the record for the fastest 100-kilometer…

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