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Mike Foote Sets New Ski-Uphill World Record

Mike Foote is a well-known ultra-endurance all-round athlete who has set a new record for skiing uphill in 24 hours.

Yep, there’s a world record for skiing uphill. And talk about a leg burner, Foot logged 77 miles (124 km) by skiing skiing 61,200 vertical feet in a day.

He started at 9:20 a.m. on March 17 and finished after 60 laps of the 1,020-vertical-foot course just shy of 24 hours later.

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Mike Foote is one of the fastest yurt-dwelling ultrarunners in Missoula, Montana.

In 2011, he was a surprise first American to cross the line at Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc, and in early 2012, he broke the course record at the Bighorn 100 before placing first at the Ultramarathon de los Andes — an 80 km loop through the foothills of the Andes Mountains — later that same year.

In 2015 Mike, along with teammates Mike Wolfe and Steven Gnam, ran 600 miles from Missoula, Montana to Banff across a region known as the Crown of the Continent.

Listen to a 2017 Podcast with Foote below and visit his Instagram above for more from his world record setting day at the resort.