Donegal cyclist Ronan Mc Laughlin has reclaimed the Everesting world record with a stunning time.
The Muff man knocked almost 20 minutes off the world record of 6:59:38 set by America’s Sean Gardner on October 3, 2020 for the 8,848.86 metres (29,032 feet) climb.
McLaughlin completed the climb in a staggeringly fast time of 6:40:54 on Tuesday last, March 23rd at Mamore Gap.
This is the second time Mc Laughlin has broken the Everesting record.
In July 2020 he climbed the height of Everest in 7:04:41 – more than 20 minutes faster than the previous record, set by six-time Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador.
To reach the height of Everest, the Donegal man had to complete a total of 75 laps but McLaughlin completed 78 laps to be certain.
Not even a rear tyre puncture with ten laps to go could prevent McLaughin from reclaiming his title.
He managed to get back down Mamore and completed the distance on a replacement wheel.