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In the Loop

A bicycling endurance record for the ages
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WHO

Amanda Coker, 24, of Tampa

WHAT

Most miles biked in 365 days

OLD RECORD

Women: 29,603 miles; men: 76,076 miles

COKER'S RECORD

86,573 miles

WHEN

May 15, 2016, to May 14, 2017

WHERE

Flatwoods Wilderness Park, a seven-mile loop in Thonotosassa, Fla.

PACE

237 miles per day (12 hours per day)

SLEEP

Five to seven hours per night

CALORIC INTAKE

6,000 to 6,500 per day

WHY

Coker returned to riding in 2011 to aid recovery after surgery to repair a hole in her heart. Three months later, she was hit by a car while riding and suffered a traumatic brain injury, a spinal injury, a broken leg and numerous other injuries.

WEATHER ENCOUNTERED

Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine, Tropical Storm Colin, floods, lightning, temperatures ranging from 27° to 114°

HOW

"It is pure joy."