Brit sets new women's Everesting record

Hannah Rhodes is also the fastest rider in the UK to have completed the challenge

The Lake District, where Hannah Rhodes set her record (Getty/Strava)

A British rider has set a new women's Everesting record, while also becoming the fastest Brit to have completed the challenge.

Hannah Rhodes ascended 8,848m, the height of Mount Everest, in 163km, taking just over nine hours.

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