• Alberto Contador is the new record holder of the men's Everesting world record (Instagram/Alberto Contador )Source: Instagram/Alberto Contador
'Everesting madness completed.'
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Cycling Central

11 Jul - 2:45 AM  UPDATED 11 Jul - 2:48 AM

'Never ever ever again' - Pooley climbs her way to Everesting record
Former world time trial champion Emma Pooley set a new Everesting benchmark on Thursday evening AEST, finishing the 8,848 metres of ascent in a time of eight hours and 53 minutes.
Aussie Morton breaks Everesting record
Australian cyclist Lachlan Morton has broken the Everesting record previously held by American counterpart Keegan Swenson.

Former pro Alberto Contador beat Australian Lachlan Morton's time by two minutes and 37 seconds, ascending the required 8,848 metres in a time of 7:27:20. 

The seven-time grand tour winner climbed 78 times up a one kilometre, 12 per cent average gradient segment called Silla del Rey in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (located in the Community of Madrid and Castile and León, Spain).  

“Everesting madness completed," he posted on Instagram. "Thanks to your messages I was encouraged to do it.

"More than seven hours and 8,848 metres ascended; very demanding challenge but a very nice experience."

The 37-year-old was inspired to attempt the challenge as testing for his soon to be launched bike brand A Bikes

The record has been confirmed by Hells 500, the official verifiers of Everesting challenges.