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Published October 2005


New 8 km record USA by Gary Schmitt in 18:29.65





New 8 km record atttemp by Gary Schmitt and Bob Dymand

Bob Dymond and Gary Schmitt did a 8 km record attemp by footbike in Indiana - USA.
Bob is 57 years old, from Columbus, Ohio and is Gary Schmitt 53 years old. The 2 men attempted to break the overall 8 km U.S. record set by Dan Nielsen, in Colorado, 1999, at 18:38, and/or any U.S. age group records at that distance.

Here some details:
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2005
Time of day: about 6:30p.m. (18:30)
Location: Max, Indiana (population: 8 houses, several trucks, numerous dogs)

Weather: hazy, humid (60%), 76 (24.44C), wind: SE 5-7mph (8-11.2kph)
Course surface: sun-bleached 5-year old asphalt, fine texture, no cracks, bumps, or pits
Course layout: out-and-back Elevation change: 10 meters
Attended by (and Thanks to): Ken Hart (USCF-offical, Barb Thompson-videographer, Madison Hart-DJ, Madison's friend)

Timing: 3 electronic stopwatches Team
Vehicle: 1998 Ford van with running boards, 5 cup holders
Offical caterer: Steak and Shake, Lebanon, Indiana
Footbikes: Kickbikes . . . .

Timed a mile-by-mile split times over 8 km:
Bob Dymond
1 mile) 3:52.92 - 15.45 mph (25.00kph)
2 miles) 7:41.92 - 15.72 (25.29)
3 miles) 11:14.32 - 16.95 (27.28)
4 miles) 15:17.96 - 14.775 (23.74)
5 miles) 19:31.25 5 - - 13.95 (22.45)
8 km) 19:36.03
Bob's overall 8 km average: 15.3 mph (24.62kmph)

Gary Schmitt
1 mile) 3:52.92 - 15.45 mph (25.00kph)
2 miles) 7:41.92 - 15.72 (25.29)
3 miles) 11:10.89 - 17.22 (27.71)
4 miles) 14:39.46 - 17.26 (27.77)
5 miles) 18:25.15 5 - 15.65 (27.18)
8 km) 18:29.65
NR USA
Gary's overall 8 km average: 16.2 mph (26.07kmph)