World Record Time
On Feb 13th, Jonathan set a World Record by cycling 1,300km from Muscat to Salalah in under 48 hours!
World Record Attempt Updates
Feb 13th – Jonathan made it! He reached Salalah in under 48 hours!
Record Timing: 1 Day, 23 Hours, 21 min!
Feb 13th – 4am
- 25 km left!
Feb 13th – 3 am
- Time elapsed: 1 day, 21 hours
- 50 km to go!
- So close to Salalah!
Feb 13th – 2am
- Jon smiling during a break
Feb 13th – 1am
- 135 km to go!
- Temperature is 18 degrees.
- Roads are still flat and nice.
- Soon we will hit the hills & difficult road.
Feb 12th – 8pm
- 250 km to go!
- The sun has set, and the temp is now 24 degrees – it got to 32 degrees today
- Jon is experiencing sun stroke and pain in his abdomen.
- He feels ok to continue cycling but he’s had to remove his helmet for a short time to cool his head as his brain is swollen against the sides of his helmet.
Feb 12th – 1:15 PM
- Completed 860 km — 440km LEFT!
- Temp is 30 degrees
Feb 12th – 10:30 AM
- Completed 600 km
- Temp is 26 degrees
- He’s sunburnt and smothered in sun cream factor 50
- Sock (ladies tights) down his back with ice inside it to cool him down
- He’s using hydration tablets from Gu energy labs lemon & lime to get past the sickly feeling in his stomach.
- Managed to eat watermelon
Feb 12th – 4 AM
- Completed 500km
- We are behind schedule due to illness and fatigue.
- Long, dark night on the highway with nothing to see.
- Jon is tired.
- He is requesting subjects to think about to get him through the dark hours.
- The dark poses its own dangerous risk but looking forward to sunrise in 1.5 hours for some heat and energy
- Temp at night 13 degrees compared with day time high of 29
Feb 11th – 7 PM
- Completed 400km
- Sun has gone completely – it’s pitch black out of town on a long stretch of road with nothing on it.
- A lot of danger in the night with camels on the road, speeding cars, and trucks.
- The wind is unreal – this was not expected.
- Jon is having his evening meal – he’s already exhausted and we have so far to go
February 11th, 2018 – 6 AM: And he’s off! Jonathan set off at 6am from Muscat on his World Record attempt!
“If long distance bicycle racing was a form of punishment, it would be illegal” – Unknown
A thirst for adventure and a hunger for challenge, Jonathan Shubert is a man unafraid to test his limits. Between March 2013 and March 2014, Jonathan embarked on an unassisted, 30,000 km circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle, passing through 29 countries, three continents, and all extremes of climate and terrain.
Only three weeks after completing his expedition, Jonathan fulfilled another life dream: cycling an unparalleled 835 km in a single day to become the 2014 British 24-hour time trial champion. After an 18-month hiatus from the sport of cycling, Jonathan returned to British long-distance championships setting national records and medaling in both 12 and 24-hour championships.
Related Article: Jonathan Shubert Cycles Toward a New World Record! (Feb 2017)
11th February 2018: Moving his attention to the Middle East, where he is now based, Jonathan has his sights set on perhaps his most challenging feat of physical endurance to date: cycling from Oman’s northerly and capital city of Muscat, 1,300km to its second city of Salalah, in an attempt to set a new World Record and lower the existing mark from six days to under 48 hours!
Follow Jonathan and his support team as they prepare for this incredible feat of human endurance.
Living and working in the Middle East, he feels compelled to help people afflicted by the tragic conflicts that play out in this part of the world. Jonathan’s embarking on this challenge in the hope that it helps to ease the suffering of others who are far less privileged than him. If you want to appreciate the enormity of what he’s about to do, please follow this link to understand why.
The 48-Hour Challenge will see Jonathan ride 1300 km from Muscat down south to Salalah in Oman on 11th February 2018.
Cycling Updates | Leading Up to the 48-Hour Challenge
February 9th, 2018 – Days before his World Record attempt, Jonathan came first in the Oman National Time Trial
February 7th, 2018 – Weather Update!
February 5th, 2018 | Jonathan gave an incredible talk at ub-cool TALKS
February 3rd, 2018
January 31st, 2018
January 30th, 2018
January 26th, 2018 – Jonathan won the 100 mile race in Oman!
January 16th, 2018
January 12th, 2018
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Explorer, writer, and chief editor with a passion to travel the world, delve into history, and just write write write! Three continents later, this Canadian lives in Dubai. Recent Adventure: Jordan – Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. Bucket List: Caves – Hang Son Doong (Vietnam) and Krubera (Georgia).