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American Cyclist Ashton Lambie Breaks Cycling’s ‘4 Minute Mile’ Barrier With a New World Record

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Nebraska cyclist becomes first cyclist in history to ride 4km individual pursuit in under four minutes. From a dead stop, Ashton Lambie pedaled his fixed gear bike to nearly 40 mph for 3:59.930 to become the first cyclist in history to ride the individual pursuit track event in under four minutes. Not only is it a new world record for this event, but also a barrier that was only recently broken by a four-man team pursuit in a race of the same distance.

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updated: Aug 23, 2021 09:00 EDT

The individual pursuit has been an official World Championships event for over 50 years, with the first world record of 4:52 set in 1964. Lambie, a decorated American track cyclist, set an unofficial record of 3:59.930 at the Aguascalientes velodrome in Mexico on Wednesday (August 18), nearly…

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