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Old 03-15-08, 11:07 AM   #1
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Soccer guys cycle 335 miles in 2 days.

This is pretty impressive given that these guys are not cyclists.
Shearer was a big soccer star, but he took this on after a month's
training and doing a max of 50 miles in a day.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tv_a...ef/7295887.stm
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Wow, max of 50 miles and then jump into 170 miles/day. However, soccer players are typically well-conditioned athletes with strong legs, which is a lot different than a couch potato brushing the chip crumbs off his potbelly and getting on a bike.
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Impressive.

Shearer has been retired for a while, and even in his prime he wasn't exactly a midfield workhorse type.
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