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Graeme Obree

Graeme Obree

Graeme Obree lives near Irvine, but was born in Warwickshire in 1965. Graeme shot to fame in 1993, when he broke the world record for the furthest distance cycled in one hour. He did this as a virtual unknown amateur, without a professional coach, team doctor or major sponsorship - an crucially on what amounted to a home-made bike.

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