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Ambition realized.

COVENTRY CC's Ian Kellaway achieved a lifetime ambition when he broke the 400-mile mark in the National 24 hour event at the weekend.

The 46-year-old covered the first 100 miles in five hours, 12 minutes and 58 seconds, clocked up a distance of 210.52 miles at the half-way point at 12 hours and beat his previous best of 396 miles after 24 gruelling hours in the saddle to record 403.83 miles.

Saddle sore Kellaway said: "It was my seventh attempt to crack 400 miles in a 24 hour in the last six years, so I am delighted to finally achieve a personal ambition."

Rugby-based Marina Bloom (Walsall RC) covered the first 100 miles in 5-00-33 and clocked up 229.23 after 12 hours and 416.45 after 24 hrs at the event help in south Cheshire. The overall winner and national champion was Nikolaus Gardiner (John's Bikes) in 4-15-07 (first 100m), 267.50m (12 hrs) and 504.02m (24 hrs).
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 27, 2006
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