After dodgy weather postponed the first planned attack, last week Australian Annie Ford broke a world record at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak.

Ford, from Tasmania, completed 100 laps at Coronet, using the chairlift for each ascent, chalking up 42,030 metres of descent over 313km to beat the previous record set by Germany’s Amir Kabbani and Patrick Schweika five years ago.

It stood at 40,840m vertical descent over 24 hours, but Ford flew by, finishing her ride at only 18 hours and 53 minutes with a solid margin between her and the Germans.

It’s the most recent in a long list of achievements, including completing an Everest mission at Coronet last year, climbing 10 vertical kilometres over 31 hours, and prior, riding the length of NZ.

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