Cyclist’S 31 Inspirational Women No15: Denise Mueller-Korenek

Cyclist’s 31 Inspirational Women No15: Denise Mueller-Korenek

Maria David Sponsored 15 Mar 2021 The fastest ever human being on a bicycle To celebrate International Women's Month, we have partnered with Zwift to tell the stories of 31 inspirational women across 31 days Words : Maria David Photo : Matt Ben Stone On 16th September 2018, 45-year old Denise Mueller-Korenek was propelled five miles along Bonneville Flats, Utah on her bicycle, to hit a new world speed record of 183.9mph . The effort involved riding a specially constructed bicycle that was attached to a racing car fitted with a large fairing and drag-raced for three miles to build up speed. The tether was then released and Denise continued under her own power, drafting off the car, with the official maximum speed rded between miles four and five. It was an extreme undertaking, but Denise was no stranger to this kind of thing. She had tried to break the ...

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