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Serbia and Kopaonik are on world map of „Everesting“

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On Thursday, August 17, 2017, our renowned triathlete Vladimir Savic put Serbia on the world map when it comes to extraordinary results in endurance mountain sports. In 18 hours and 10 minutes he rode his Everest by bicycle. He had active driving for 16 hours 21 minutes 35 seconds, traveled 291.6 km and lost 15,300 calories.

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Vladimir chose the ascent from Rudnica to Kopaonik, and according to the calculations of the famous club in Melbourne (Australia),  “Hells 500”, he was granted a GPS record and given the calculation that he had to climb 7 times in a row to realise Everesting.

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Good logistics, thorough preparation and a clear plan are the key to such ventures. The team started at 4 in the morning, the forecast was good and everything went well. Even after noon, the rain followed by thunderstorm did not stop the well-timed team, but instead gave Vladimir a little to cool down.

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Vladimir thanks the whole team, Skyrunning Association of Serbia, photographers Milos Milenkovic and Dragan Stojkic, cameraman Dusan Stojanovic and especially MK Resort, Infotim – Garmin Serbia, Planetbike and Fit Sport.

The first and successful attempt at Everesting was made by mountaineer and cyclist George Malory, the grandson of George Malory, the British mountaineer who disappeared on Everest with Sandy Irvin in 1924.
Seventy years later, in 1994, the younger Malorie, while preparing to climb Mont Everest, rode 8 laps on the Dona Buang Mountain in the Victorian Alps.

Climbing Everest on a bike and climbing a mountain on a bike are completely different, of course,” said Malori,
“Everesting on a bike is, in my experience, physically harder than any day on Everest.”

Detailed rules can be found at the following link

Everyone who successfully completes Everesting are in one of the most exclusive clubs in the world:
The everest​ing hall of fame: ​ and now we have our representative – Vladimir Savic.