Phil Gaimon Sets Record For Fastest-Ever 'Everesting' Attempt

Joe Robinson 12 May 2020 Former pro-turned-YouTuber completed the task in just over eight hours, all for a good cause Former professional rider-turned-YouTuber and 'Strava Pro' Phil Gaimon has set a new record for the fastest ever 'Everesting' of a climb. The retired Garmin-Sharp rider took to Mountaingate Ridge Road, north of Los Angeles, in an attempt to tick off the necessary 8,848m of ascent in a time quicker 8 hours 29 minutes, the previous record held by Tobias Lestrall. To do so, Gaimon had to ride a little over 60 continuous reps of the 920m-long climb that scaled a mighty 146.3m with each ascent due to its tough 11% average gradient. On Monday, the 34-year-old beat the record by clocking a Strava time (and matching elapsed time, for verification) of 8 hours 4 minutes 6 seconds. Gaimon had targetted a time under 8 hours and while he did not ...

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