Cyclist Meaghan Hackinen is seen in this undated handout photo. Saskatoon cyclist Meaghan Hackinen, 33, was one of two cyclists who broke the course record in the 24 Hour World Time Trial Championships in Southern California's Borrego Springs last month. She rode 733.8 kilometers and came in second in her age category in the Women's Solo division. Anthony Dryer | The Canadian Press

Pedal power: Saskatoon cyclist racks up 734 kilometres in a day

Saskatoon cyclist Meaghan Hackinen (MFA'16) has clocked many hours on her road bike in Saskatchewan, but she’s always wondered how far she could go in a 24-hour period.

The 33-year old found out last month when she participated in the 24 Hour World Time Trial Championships in California, as reported by The Canadian Press.

She racked up 733.8 kilometres — about the distance from Saskatoon to Banff, Alta. She and another woman broke the course record.

Hackinen, who was born and raised in Surrey, B.C., said she didn’t expect to make it so far when she started the ride at 5 p.m. on Oct. 26.

“I went in with a couple of goals,” she said Monday in an interview from her parent’s home in Kelowna, B.C. “The first was to stay safe. That’s always the No. 1 goal.”

She also wanted to qualify for the Race Across America, one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance cycling events in the world.

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