Lachlan Morton Smashes 'Everesting' Record

Joe Robinson 15 Jun 2020 Education First rider sets new benchmark with incredible effort at altitude Education First rider Lachlan Morton has set a new 'Everesting' record by climbing the stipulated 8,484m of elevation in seven hours, 32 minutes and 54 seconds. The Australian took eight minutes off the record held by American mountain biker Keegan Swenson after completing 42 reps of Rist Canyon climb, close to Fort Collins, Colorado. Morton, who rode a test 'Everesting' ride earlier in the week, titled his ride on Strava 'Everest (apparently there’s some data lag with the elevation, I’ll leave that to the experts) 42 laps of Rist was hell.' The 28-year-old's Strava only showed 8,523m of vertical elevation, however, the official Everesting group, Hells 500, later verified Morton's ride despite the discrepancy in data. To achieve the necessary elevation, Morton opted for the short and steep Rist Canyon Climb that climbs for ...

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