2010. aastal temposõidus maailmameistriks kroonitud Emma Pooley püstitas uue naiste Everestingu maailmarekordi. 37-aastane profirattur sõitis 8848 tõusumeetrit ajaga kaheksa tundi, 53 minutit ja 36 sekundit.
Pooley ületas eelmist maailmarekordit, mis kuulus Hannah Rhodesile, ligi 15 minutiga. Pekingi olümpial temposõidus hõbeda kaela saanud inglanna sõitis 6,6-kilomeetrist 13%-list tõusu edasi-tagasi kümme korda. Selle ajaga läbis ta Pooley 129,8 kilomeetrit.
"Ma tegin ära selle, mida ma ütlesin, et ma mitte kunagi ei tee," kirjutas Pooley sotsiaalmeedias.
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I did that ride I said I would never do... It was both terrible and fantastic. Sometimes simultaneously. And apparently it was an #everesting record. Never ever ever again! But if I *were* to do another one????... I'd do it a bit differently. Some of my not-genius planning included: •13.5% average with insufficient gearing •Totally exposed climb on a hot sunny day •Twisty technical descent with blind corners, gravel, and grass cuttings. •Picking the day when every farmer on Haggenegg chose to mow their meadows and collect the hay: 6 tractors & hay carts were also doing reps of the climb all day ???????? •Running out of food and water on every climb from 5 onwards (I just didn't plan for enough) •Being a magnet for horseflies ???? I don't know what this says about how badly I stink! But it was a happy day despite a few discomforts. I wanted a challenge, and to find my limits ... and I did. Or maybe my limits found me ???? I would like to thank: •Liz for being the loveliest supporter I could imagine. Plus that McDonald's stop on the way home...???? @johnwillwhitt for the co-planning and company. @tim_pigott #coach for getting me to the happy healthy place I needed to be for this. @hells500 for their help verifying the segment ascent in advance. @rhodespatterson for setting the bar so damn high! •Equipment partners: @wyndymilla @astutowheels @rotorbike @wahoofitnessofficial @i_ris.cc •All my cycling buddies for the brilliant company on a few fun rides this year ???? #themountainswerecalling #happyplace #steilistgeil #neveragain #neversaynever #cyclingswitzerland Video by @ironplums ????????
Everesting kujutab endast ühe ja sama tõusu peal edasi-tagasi sõitmist seni kuni läbitud on 8848 tõusumeetrit ehk sama palju, kui on kõrgust Mount Everestil.
Toimetaja: Liisi Alamaa