Henderson resident Erik Skramstad shattered a cycling world record on Tuesday morning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Skramstad set a new mark for "Cycling, No Hands-Distance in One Hour" by completing 23.25 miles around the LVMS's 3/8-mile Bullring. Skramstad's feat easily topped the old mark of 15.9 miles completed in one hour.

"The conditions were perfect," said Skramstad, who was observed by several local media outlets and local cyclists. "Over the past couple of years, I've worked to find a record to break. I've watched a lot of automobile races at the speedway, and this seemed to be the perfect fit. I was a little concerned at first about the (10-degree) banking and the fact that I would be turning left when all of my practice has been turning right. But everything worked perfectly."

Skramstad, is a teacher at Mack Middle School and adjunct professor at Sierra Nevada College. An active cyclist, he has participated in various events including the Furnace Creek 508, the 3,000-mile Race Across America and the Laughlin Loop 190-mile ride.

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than three million copies sold annually across the globe.

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