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Australian cyclist Lachlan Morton has broken the Everesting record previously held by American counterpart Keegan Swenson.
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Cycling Central

21 Jun 2020 - 12:36 PM 

The EF Pro Cycling rider set a time of seven hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds according to Hells 500 - the organisation behind the challenge - and defeated Swenson by some 10 minutes.

Less than a week after his initial attempt was nullified due to erroneous data, Morton's second saw the 8,848m Mount Everest-like climb take place on the backside of Rist Canyon, Colorado.

A slightly different Strava segment was used to track the 28-year-old's pursuit, one since verified using accurate LiDAR data.