- City: Kanpur
On further inspection by the Hells 500 group. They found that the Strava data for the climb was incorrect and Lachlan Morton actually needed to climb that 47 times and not the 42 which he had done.
Most people would be terribly disappointed by the fact that a record they set was left null and void.
So Morton went for the record a week later!
He took a shorter section of the climb and rode 159 km on this occasion compared to 169 km from his first attempt. This time he did a 48th lap as well, just to be safe!
Incredibly on his second attempt, he shaved off another 3 minutes and now is 10 minutes faster than the previous record set by Keegan Swenson.
The new record by Lachlan Morton is 7 hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds.