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15 September 2014

Western China’s tallest tower race – Dold and Xue winners

Chongqing, China, 14th September, 2014 Western China’s highest tower race was launched on Saturday – The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run where 300 local and overseas participants took to the stairs to dash up the 1,352 steps to the tower’s helipad. Germany’s Thomas Dold and China’s Gan Xue stole the show. Dold crossed the finish line in a time […]

8 September 2014

Walsham and Lobodzinski winners in Beijing

  Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski is fast climbing the Vertical World Circuit ranking with his win at Sunday’s China World Summit Wing Hotel Vertical Run. He raced the 2,041 steps of the 82-floors of Beijing’s tallest skyscraper in 10’01”, six seconds short of the record time set here by German Thomas Dold in the first edition […]

8 August 2014

Beijing is back – China World Summit Wing

Beijing, China, 4 August 2014 On Sunday, 7 September 2014, runners from across the globe will participate in the China World Summit Wing Vertical Run 2014.  Running enthusiasts are signing up for this exhilarating race, but vertical running powerhouses make up the elite category for this year’s event. 

Following the success of last year’s China World […]

9 June 2014

Men’s record falls in Benidorm – siblings Llorens winners

Siblings Angel and Rosi Llorens win the fourth stop of the Vertical World Circuit in Spain, at the Subida Gran Bali tower Saturday. After several attempts over the years up the 924 steps and 52 floors, Spaniard Angel Llorens finally smashes the long standing record held by Australian Paul Crake, to close 2 seconds faster […]

17 May 2014

VertiGO victory for Walsham and Lobodzinski – records tumble

Records tumble at VertiGO with top Vertical World Circuit runners taking the podium in Paris. Europe’s first stop on the 2014 Vertical World Circuit was staged yesterday evening up Paris’s tallest building, Tour First. More than 1,000 participants took part in the VertiGO, in support of Sport Sans Frontieres.  They raced up 954 steps to […]

15 May 2014

Ready for VertiGO?

World class runners are converging on Paris tomorrow for the third leg of the Vertical World Circuit, the international skyrscraper racing series. More than 1,000 runners are expected to take part in the VertiGO, which climbs 52 floors and counts 954 steps to the summit of the 225-metre-high Tour First office skyrscraper in the La […]

4 May 2014

Taipei 101 – Bourne and Belotti repeat last year’s win

Reigning Vertical World Circuit champion Mark Bourne of Australia scaled the 2,046 steps of the world’s fifth tallest building to win the tenth edition of the Taipei 101 Run Up in Taiwan, Sunday. Repeating last year’s win, Italy’s Valentina Belotti took the women’s title. Winning the event is Bourne’s first outright victory on this year’s […]

3 May 2014

VWC heads for Taipei

The world’s best vertical runners will be hitting the stairs on Sunday for the Taipei 101 Run Up, where thousands of participants have registered to conquer the world’s fifth tallest building at 509m. The Taipei 101 Run Up has been selected as an official race for the 2014 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the world’s premier […]

6 February 2014

Walsham takes fifth NY win – Norwegian Ludvigsen wins men’s title

February 6, 2014 It was a glorious win yesterday evening for Australian Suzy Walsham at New York’s Empire State Building Run-Up – her fifth in fact. Walsham has been racking up more wins in skyscraper races faster than any woman on earth. In December she was crowned Vertical World Circuit Champion for the third time […]

4 February 2014

2014 VWC announced

February 5, 2014 Six years on and the Vertical World Circuit announces the 2014 calendar.  Launching the eight-race circuit is today’s Empire State Building Run-Up in New York, where the world’s top ranked runners will toe the line for a challenge that translates into 1,576 steps and 86 flights of stairs to the observatory deck […]