'42 laps of hell': Lachlan Morton breaks Everesting record

The Australian completed his attempt at an altitude of more than 2,200m

Lachlan Morton (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Lachlan Morton has set a new Everesting record, ascending the same height as Earth's highest mountain in a time of seven hours, 32 minutes and 54 seconds.

Beating US national mountain bike champion Keegan Swenson's time by just over seven minutes, the EF Pro Cycling rider described his successful attempt as "hell".

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