Cycling: Obree's record ride

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The Independent Online
GRAEME OBREE broke the world one-hour record yesterday, covering 51.596 kilometres (32.247 miles) on an indoor track in Hamar, Norway.

The Scot, cycling on the track which will be used for the World Championships in August, beat the mark of 51.151km set by Francesco Moser, of Italy, at altitude in 1984 in Mexico. 'It's a lifetime ambition achieved,' Obree said. 'I felt my legs were going to give out, but I held on.'

On Friday, Obree had narrowly failed to match Moser's distance, but he did beat the Italian's former sea-level world record, which is no longer recognised as a separate mark.

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