Doing a quick search, I was surprised to find this amazing young woman hasn't even been mentioned in a single post. So here goes.
Four years ago cyclist Amanda Coker was one of the country's best young racers, and riding her bike in training when hit by a car and badly injured, fracturing her skull, sustaining a brain injury, and being bed ridden for many weeks. All she could think about was riding her bike again, once she could, she has barely stopped, and after pulverizing the woman's ultracyclist distance (HAM'R) record in just four months, she's continued on, and is set to smash even the men's record, as well.
Put in sheer numbers, she's coming up on 70,000 miles in about 300 days, averaging over 230 miles per day, at over a 20mph pace. Her longest ride I believe is over 260 miles, and the shortest about 130...during Hurricane Matthew.
A quick news clip on her: