The record set by cyclist Pap Zoltan of Covansa County (central Romania), who last month managed to cover 1,000 kilometres in 45 hours and 35 minutes, has been officially certified by the World Records Academy.
Pap Zoltan told on Monday that he received by mail the certificate that attests to his performance, which will also be recorded in the future edition of the Guinness Book. ‘The certificate attests that I am the best in the world on a 1,000-km distance. The person who wants to break my record will have to cover the same distance,’ said the amateur cyclist of Targu Secuiesc.
At the end of August, the 40-year-old man, managed to cover the distance Targu Secuiesc – Brasov – Sibiu – Deva – Orsova – Drobeta-Turnu Severin – Craiova – Pitesti – Brasov, in 45 hours and 35 minutes, with only 3 hours’ rest. Two motorised crews that provided technical and medical assistance and filmed the whole race escorted him. Pap Zoltan also said that his future target is to participate in a 5,000-kilometre race that will take place in the summer of 2011 in the United States of America.
This is the third world record that places the Covasna County in the Guinness Book.