Warwickshire enduance athlete Doyle achieves 850th sporting feat - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire enduance athlete Doyle achieves 850th sporting feat

Leamington Editorial 3rd Jun, 2024 Updated: 3rd Jun, 2024   0

PADDY Doyle, an endurance athlete from Warwickshire, completed his 850th fitness challenge and world record.

Doyle had to dig deep as he completed his 850th sporting feat spanning 11 different speed, strength and stamina challenges at Claverdon Village Warwickshire.

The multi Guinness World Record holder completed a cross-country sprint duathlon while carrying a 40lb backpack.

He completed a 7km speed march, 16km mountain bike leg and another 11km speed march in a combined time of 3 hours 38 minutes and 12 seconds.

Doyle said: “Due to the recent weather conditions the footpaths were deep in mud which made it hard for me to cycle and speed march, especially as I was carrying 40lbs of expedition instructor kit.

“The last few kilometers were hard mentally as my legs were starting to tire but the team around me kept me focused all the way to the finish line.”

Throughout his latest challenge, Doyle’s support team helped pace and monitor his progress and supplied with water and snacks.

Doyle still has more than 150 fitness endurance challenges and world records to go as he attempts to become the first GB endurance athlete to reach the 1,000 landmark covering 11 different sporting categories.

Scottish world record holder, William Cannon, set the challenge in 2021 and has currently completed 650 physical fitness records with Doyle well ahead of his Scottish rival.

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