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Kelowna teen bikes up Knox 38.5 times in a day to set Canadian Everesting record

There was no shortage of Kelowna residents out on their bikes enjoying a beautiful day on Sunday.

However, no one did it quite like Jacob Rubuliak.

<who>Photo Credit: Contributed</who>Jacob Rubuliak in action on Sunday.

The 17-year-old biked up and down Knox Mountain 38.5 times in 9 hours and 33 minutes, setting the new Canadian record for Everesting.

In case you’re unfamiliar, the concept behind Everesting is picking any one hill, anywhere in the world, and go up it repeatedly until you climb 8,848 metres, the elevation of Mount Everest.

Not only did Rubuliak basically bike the elevation of the world’s highest mountain above sea level on Sunday, he did an extra half lap to ensure he eclipsed the appropriate distance.

In the end, he climbed an elevation of 9,093 metres and still broke the previous Canadian record by 25 minutes.

<who>Photo Credit: Contributed



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