Knox Mountain may not be Everest but for one Kelowna cyclist, it’s pretty close.
Jacob Rubuliak, 17, spent Sunday on Knox Mountain setting the Canadian record for “Everesting,” a cycling record in which on one day, on one hill, you must climb the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest, the Earth’s highest mountain above sea-level.
He climbed the 8.848 metres in 9 hours and 33 minutes, riding up and down Knox 38-and-a-half times.
The extra half was a failsafe, in case the app on his phone measuring elevation didn’t match the elevation on his GPS.
The 17-year-old beat the previous record by almost 25 minutes.
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