According to this news article over at Expo.PlanetMountain.com, Elizabeth Hawker has set a new World’s Record by running from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu in just 3 days, 2 hours, and 35 minutes, covering a distance of 188 miles in the process. Even more impressive, she had 32,800 feet of vertical gain to go along with the 46,000 feet of descent.
Elizabeth, who is a a North Face Athlete, prepared for her run by climbing Ama Dablam first, successfully reaching the summit by way of the SW ridge on October 20th. From there she traveled to Everest BC and set out from there on October 25th. She has also recently won the 2007 Mountain Marathon Cup series of endurance events in Europe. She beat the old record of 3 days, 7 hours, and 10 minutes set back in 2000. You can learn more about her at her North Face bio page.
Congrats Elizabeth. Very impressive!
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