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.
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
‘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
“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.