Fastest cycle journey of the Pan-American Highway
Carlos Santamaría Covarrubias
117 days, 5 hours day(s):hour(s):minute(s)
Argentina (Ushuaia)
The fastest cycle journey of the Pan-American Highway was completed by Carlos Santamaría Covarrubias (Mexico) who travelled from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina, in 117 days and 5 hours from 21 August 2015 to 16 December 2015.

Santamaría used a Felt V85 11-speed bicycle during his attempt. His family accompanied him in a support vehicle through for the first half of journey until he reached Panama. He rode the length of South America from Colombia to Argentina unsupported. Santamaría trained for this record attempt for 5 years, making several other long distance journeys in preparation. In addition to cycling, Santamaría also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has competed at the national level.