14-year-old schoolboy completes Everesting in 28 hours without sleep

Zak Burgess is one of the youngest to ever complete the challenge

Zak Burgess (James Mellor)

A 14-year-old schoolboy has become one of the youngest people to complete an Everesting, riding 122 miles in 28 hours to achieve 8,848m of elevation, foregoing sleep until he'd completed his effort.

Zak Burgess from Lancashire used a climb four miles from his front door to climb the height of Mount Everest, and only spent five weeks training for the challenge before starting his ride.

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