24-HOUR WORLD RECORD

Provisional 24-Hour World Record 894.35km

 
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On 30 and 31 March, 2018, supported by a close community of family, friends and colleagues and under a powerfully large Easter moon, Mitch averaged over 37.25kmh to set a new provisional UCMA 24-hr world record of 894.35km at the Australian Automatic Research Centre near Melbourne, Victoria.

TIMED RESULT

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Thanks KORUPT VISION for the photography 

 
 
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He will not only be riding swiftly but also raising awareness for depression and funds for the family of Craig Percival Memorial Trust, which provides for the family of Craig who died after post-operative complications at aged 46 on Dec 4th 2016. He left behind his wife Lindell and two children Sam (11) and Sienna (9). 

VTWO events will be promoting the 24h attempt with a live webcast from stationary cameras and ‘dot-watching’ lap updates, as well as videography/still photography from Korupt Vision. A twenty minute documentary of the build up and event will be produced and hosted by SBS commentator Stewart McKenzie.

As we get closer to the record attempt date, please check back to see options to donate to the Craig Percival Memorial Trust.

 
 
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Fund Raising Background

Mitch raised over $100 000 with the 12h event for the bereaved family of Craig Percival, who died of a heart attack of 2016. Additionally, the focus of the media attention was to raise awareness for depression. Mitch helped raise $2.7 million dollars for BCNA (Breast Cancer Network Australia) by riding to Perth (from Melbourne) with footy show star Shane Crawford in 2014.

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12-Hour Record Holder

 

On 13 March 2017, Mitch averaged over 42kmh to attain a new distance world record for the 12-hour event of 491km.

Many thanks to the support of Korupt Vision for the highlights film below:-

 
 
 

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SPORTING BACKGROUND:

After getting a background in running and rowing at school, Mitch tried a triathlon in 1994. This led to an amateur career between then and 2002, until he raced professionally 2003-2015. Expertise in the Ironman distance led him to compete at the Hawaiian Ironman eight times: with a best placing of 11th overall. He mixed thirty Ironman finishes with four degrees, winning twice and dominating bike courses.

After finishing Physiotherapy (honours) at Melbourne University in 1997, Mitch went on to complete an honours degree in Science (physiology) before tackling Exercise genetics with a Ph.D scholarship at Melbourne University. He transferred to Medicine at Melbourne Uni and completed his internship at Royal Melbourne Hospital, before signing off a graduate career of fourteen years with a diploma in Surgical Anatomy.

CAREER HIGLIGHTS:

  • World 12h Record (491km) March 2017
  • 8-time Hawaiian Ironman competitor (best placing 11th overall)
  • Bike course records: IM WA, IM OZ, Geelong 70.3, Strongman Japan
  • 30-time Ironman finisher
  • Winner Ironman WA 2005
  • Winner Strongman Japan 2009
  • Tour de Crawf Melbourne to Perth ride 3600km in 3 weeks (2013)
  • Five–time University Blue award (cycling).
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COACHING and PUBLIC SPEAKING

 
 

Dr Mitch only coaches sparingly on application through the online contact form below.

 
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Mitch is also an accomplished public speaker: addressing motivational or educational topics. As an Ironman Champion, a world record holding cyclist, doctor, scientist, physiotherapist and father, he has unique insights on how to perform at an elite level no matter your discipline.