'There's vomit in my beard': Phil Gaimon completes fastest-ever Everest ride

The retired American pro beat the previous best time by 37 minutes

Phil Gaimon after his Everest ride (Phil Gaimon)

Phil Gaimon has completed the fastest-ever Everest ride, ascending more than 8,848m in just under eight hours.

The retired American pro beat Tobias Lestrell's time of eight hours and 29 minutes by 37 minutes, completing the challenge in seven hours and 52 minutes in a ride that took a total of 8-04-06.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

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