MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — A new record was broken at the Manitou Springs Incline Saturday. The record is also a world record for elevation ascended in a year.
Incline enthusiast Greg Cummings set a World Record for how many times he summited the Manitou Incline in one year. The number is 1,720 times.
With only 365 days in a year that’s an average of 5 summits a day.
“There is no secret its just perseverance spending the time up here and enduring the thing,” said record-setter Greg Cummings. “I have type 1 diabetes every and I’ve had it for 38 years and I have to deal with that on every single accent it’s just do your best, with what you got and try and persevere.”
The 62-year-old also said to be prepared before tackling something like the incline and reminded folks that slow and steady wins the race.