VIDEO: Inspirational Paralympian Cundy breaks own flying 200m cycling world record
INSPIRATIONAL Paralympian Jody Cundy raced to even more cycling glory at the weekend as he broke his own world record for the flying 200m.
Cundy’s glittering career continued to show no signs of slowing down as he excelled during the five-day 2011 British Track Championship in Manchester.
The Walpole St Andrew star - who competed against able-bodied icons such as Sir Chris Hoy at the event - racked up yet another milestone in his astonishing para-cycling career by clocking 10.805 seconds in the 200m on Saturday.
It was enough to beat his previous best of 10.970s and earn him an 11th placed finish.
Cundy said on Twitter: “Nothing like a world record in the morning to wake you up!
“Thanks so much guys for your messages, I’m pretty happy right now.”
The fastest Paralympic cyclist in history, who dominated in the pool before switching to cycling, finished less than 0.8s behind 200m winner Hoy.
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Teenage-protege Henry Dawson, who rides on the European Junior Cycling tour, heaped praise on Cundy saying on Twitter that it was “amazing” to warm up near the “inspirational” 32-year-old before watching him break his own record.
Cundy, the Para-T ParaCycling team founder, finished fifth in the 1KM (Kilo) time trial (1:05.846) before setting a new world paralympic best with his team-mates Jon Butterworth and Terry Byrne (48.711s) to finish sixth in the team sprint.
Cundy also said: “The standing ovation after the team sprint heats is exactly why I set up the Para-T ParaCycling team.
“I was also pleased with my kilo during the weekend - fifth is the highest place I’ve finished in the open event, just 0.702s outside my world record.”