Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegan athlete Kate Strong is taking on some major challenges Credit: Instagram/Kate Strong
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Vegan athlete and entrepreneur Kate Strong is set to attempt three world records in January as part of a gruelling 24-hour sporting challenge.

TEDx speaker Kate Strong is a coach and consultant, specialising in Leadership & Sustainability. She is best-known for becoming her age-group World Champion in long-distance triathlon in 2014 – just two years after taking up the sport.

For her latest challenge, she will take on the furthest distance covered by a female on a static bike in one hour, 12-hours, and 24-hours during the day-long live-streamed event.

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In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Strong said: “Currently, no record exists for a female cycling on a static bicycle for 24hours, yet a male equivalent record exists. I intend to rectify this.

“On May 12, 2012, Tina Ternjak cycled for 12 hours and covered 348km, setting a new world record.
Ten days later, she covered 35.3km in one hour. On January 7, 2021 at 3pm, I will attempt to break these
records as well as setting a new world record for the furthest distance covered in 24 hours on a static
bicycle.”

‘What we’re capable of’

Strong said by taking on these challenges, she will ‘demonstrate that we can all live to a greater
potential by removing the glass ceiling on what is truly possible for our lives and society’.

She added: “We need more people to challenge what we are capable of, and believe that we can be greater than we are today. By me – a 41 year old woman from an ordinary background – taking on this challenge, a path will be cleared for other women to rise up and step into their
own potential.

“It’s also important to have a more diverse range of role models and ‘disruptors’, proving that regardless of your age, gender, colour or background, we can all strive for greatness in our own lives.”

Strong has a slew of challenges lined up over coming years, including a cross-Channel swim in 2022 and scaling Everest in 2023 among others.

You can find out more about Kate Strong’s record attempts here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.