Lachlan Morton sets new record on 150-mile Kokopelli Trail

The Australian started his 11-hour ride at 3am

Lachlan Morton (Getty/Lachlan Morton/Instagram)

Lachlan Morton has set a new record on the 150-mile Kokopelli Trail from Utah to Colorado, beating the previous best time by nearly 40 minutes.

The EF Pro Cycling rider completed the ride crossing state borders from Moab, Utah to Loma, Colorado in 11 hours and 14 minutes, 38 minutes quicker than ultra-endurance mountain biker Kurt Refsnider's previous best time.

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