Donegal’s Jason Black is currently in Derby in the UK in the midst of his 24-hour record attempt. The 46-year-old endurance athlete is attempting to break the cycling indoor world record which sits at 941kms in 24hrs set by the mighty Christoph Strasser (40kph @ 300 WATTS, 3786 laps of the velodrome).

In 2017 alone, Jason competed at the Race Across Italy (an 800km cycling event with 10,000m of climbing), Ironman Barcelona 70.3, The Beast, summited Mt Elbrus setting a world record mountaineering speed climb in the process, won and set a new record at the Race Around Ireland Ultra Challenge (he cycled 1,100km in 50hrs and 51mins) and the Race Across Texas (a 1,600km cycling event).

So basically if anyone is going to do it, it’s Jason Black. Follow his progress here.

All of Ireland is rooting for you, Jason!

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By Orla O'Muiri

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