Darren Kenny was the most successful cyclist in Athens last year. He won two golds and one silver. He already holds records for the 200m sprint (13.110 secs), 1km time trial (1min 08.196secs) and 3000 metres (3mins 46.260secs). He also competed in the Men’s Time Trial and Road Race at the Paralympics in 2004.
In a pre-cursor to the first Paralympic World Cup scheduled for May 2005, Kenny will attack the hour during the World Cup event on Saturday. He aims to break the existing record of 40.07km set by fellow British Paralympian Tom Evans at the same venue in September 1995.
Speaking to the BBC Darren said:
“The hour record is one of the hardest things to do because it is so uncomfortable, twenty minutes on the track is painful, so I know it will be unpleasant. But it’s only for an hour.”
“It’s very important not to go out too fast and I’m aiming to do every lap at more or less the same speed. We’ve worked out the optimum pace that I will need to sustain for that amount of time.”
Best of Luck to Darren and his team.