Cyclist rides 1,135 virtual miles to claim Zwift world record

Zwift Island has a new queen and her name is Jasmijn Muller

Dutch cyclist Jasmijn Muller has set a new Zwift single-session distance of 1,828km (1,135.9 miles). The new record (for both men and women) bests the previous length by 201km (125 miles) and took Muller 62 hours, 4 minutes, and 10 seconds on her bike.

The self-titled "cycling-mad Dutchie" rode a Specialized S-Works Shiv triathlon bike mounted to a Wahoo KICKR trainer. The entire journey was completed in her home in London. 

After over 62 hours and 1,827km, Muller decides to stop before anything goes wrong
After over 62 hours and 1,827km, Muller decides to stop before anything goes wrong

Through Twitter, Facebook, and her own site, she invited other Zwift riders to help her out, giving her a virtual draft. Even the previous record holder, Chris Hopkinson, joined in and helped Muller.

Her successful attempt began Saturday, February 18 at 3:00pm and ended February 21. The 62-hour time period did include a few quick, 25-minute sleep sessions and bathroom breaks. 

Her support staff included her husband, performance psychologist Dr. Josephine Perry, other female bike racers, and encouraging friends and neighbors.

Muller is no stranger to endurance cycling. She is the former British national 12-hour time trial champion and 2015 Best British All-Rounder winner. This virtual endurance ride was undertaken to raise money for cancer research and to raise funds for Muller's upcoming LEJOG record attempt.

Riders from all over the world on Zwift helped Muller with drafts and encouragement
Riders from all over the world on Zwift helped Muller with drafts and encouragement

“It was a proud moment to be able to prove that when it comes to endurance sports women can be just as good as men, and sometimes beat them. It felt amazing. I hope I did women around the world proud and gave them confidence to go after their own goals,” said Muller. 

Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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