Lachlan Morton’s accomplishments on the bike are truly legendary. He’s raced in some of the biggest world tour events, but he’s perhaps best known for his achievements in ultra long distance and uphill events. Lachlan recently set the world record in “Everesting,” climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest (29,000 feet), in just 7-and-a-half hours. He also conquered the Tour de France route last summer by himself, riding 12 hours a day, sleeping in tents alongside the road, and raising $700,000 for charity in the process.
Lachlan sits down with WHOOP resident cycling expert Jeremy Powers to discuss his journey to the sport and what he’s learned throughout his career, the toll the Tour de France route took on his body and what his WHOOP data looked like, and why perspective and gratitude are key components of success.
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3:42 – Journey to the bike
6:44 – Teenage training habits
8:50 – Going pro
15:26 – Winning the Tour of Utah
18:15 – Charitable efforts
21:13 – Alternative events vs. world tour events
25:38 – Lachlan’s WHOOP data from the Alt Tour de France
29:50 – Recovery and adaptation
33:36 – Road racing vs. adventure cycling
38:08 – Biking around the globe
40:37 – EF Cycling team data
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