Saxton sets world record after DE Route 1 bike challenge

DELAWARE –  Sean Saxton, a triathlete out of Delaware officially set a world record in Delaware with his recent bike 146-mile bike challenge, and it all started because of cancer.

Saxton, who also works with Cancer Support Community Delaware, attempted this bike ride through Delaware last year in hopes of raising money for cancer  after his aunt passed away. Saxton tells 47 ABC, he wanted to attempt to not only beat his time, but to set a record.

As of this week, the World Ultracycling Association (WUCA) confirmed his seven hours and four seconds bike ride, did set a world record and one hasn’t been set since 1998 in the state.

Through all of the hard work it took to get the 23-year-old to this day, he tells us, he’s just happy he has a platform to bring more awareness. “It was just a thing of nutrition, equipment, weather and then fitness. Just all those things came together for me so, whoever goes after it just pick the day and hopefully get a little luck and just go for it,” says Saxton. He adds, “There’s this kind of added benefit of, we’re going for this record attempt which I think brought a little more attention and a little more awareness to the cause.”

Now Saxton also says, he isn’t stopping there, he has two big race events coming up.

If you want more information on the 146-mile bike trail or you want to attempt it, just click here.

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