Whistler Red Bull 400 won by record-setting Vancouver teen

Aug 1 2016, 5:08 pm

A teenager from Vancouver set a new world record at the Red Bull 400, the steepest 400-metre race in the world, in Whistler on Saturday.

Kieran Lumb, 17, completed the race from the bottom of a ski jump to the top – on a 37-degree incline – in just three minutes 48 seconds.

“I had no idea what to expect,” said Lumb in a release. “It’s such a unique race that it’s really hard to prepare or train for.”

Meanwhile, Vancouver long course triathlete Rachel McBride beat out last year’s women’s champion, Zoe Dawson, with a time of four minutes 56 seconds.

Rachel McBride leads the women to a first place finish at Red Bull 400 in Whistler, Canada on July 30, 2016 (Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool)

Rachel McBride leads the women to a first place finish at Red Bull 400 in Whistler, Canada on July 30, 2016 (Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool)

“My races are normally hours long instead of five minute,” said McBride. “This is a much different animal and we’re definitely not racing up grades like this.”