Lachlan Morton sets new Everesting record in Colorado

EF Pro Cycling’s Lachlan Morton attacks on the road to Falls Creek
EF Pro Cycling’s Lachlan Morton goes on the attack (Image credit: Con Chronis)

Lachlan Morton has set a new Everesting record, beating Keegan Swenson's time and stopping the clock in seven hours, 32 minutes, 54 seconds for climbing the required 8,848m of altitude.

The Australian EF Pro Cycling rider and adventurer broke the record on Saturday, a few days after a test ride. Morton is based in Boulder and opted to ride on the short Rist Canyon climb outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Despite a start altitude of 2,200m, Morton covered the 1.9km 11 per cent climb 42 times during his record-breaking ride.

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