Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

New York - Australian Wins Race Up Empire State Building In 12 Minutes

Published on: February 4, 2015 11:31 PM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  
A runner taking part in the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up is pictured arriving on the 86th floor in the Manhattan borough of New York February 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlo AllegriA runner taking part in the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up is pictured arriving on the 86th floor in the Manhattan borough of New York February 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New York - An Australian woman has won the annual race up the Empire State Building’s stairs for the sixth time, a record for the women’s event.

Suzy Walsham raced up 86 flights of stairs Wednesday night in 12 minutes and 30 seconds.

The men’s race was won by German runner Christian Riedel. The first-time winner came in at 10 minutes and 16 seconds.

Hundreds of people signed up for the climb up 1,576 steps to the 86th-floor observatory at the New York City landmark. The participants were from around the world and included some top athletes.

Advertisement:

The event is put on by the New York Road Runners, which also stages the New York City Marathon. It’s among the most high-profile tower climbs in the world.



More of today's headlines

New York - New York may be famous abroad for glitz, glamor and Park Avenue billionaires but America's biggest city has passed a grim milestone -- a record 60,000 people... Israel - President Reuven Rivlin has called for greater inclusion of Arabs and Haredim in public service positions. Speaking at his official residence on Wednesday at a...

 

Total5

Read Comments (5)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Feb 05, 2015 at 12:49 AM athlete Says:

Wonder how long she has been practicing for the bents.

2

 Feb 05, 2015 at 07:56 AM Yossi Says:

It takes me that long for one flight of stairs

3

 Feb 05, 2015 at 09:00 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Yossi Says:

It takes me that long for one flight of stairs

Then diet

4

 Feb 05, 2015 at 11:26 AM yossi Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Then diet

lol..that's after dieting

5

 Feb 05, 2015 at 12:36 PM bennyt Says:

Why didn't he just take the elevator?

6

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:
Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!