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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 […]

1 December 2013

Australians Walsham and Bourne are VWC World Champions

December 1, 2013 Australians Suzy Walsham and Mark Bourne are crowned 2013 Vertical World Champions in the final of the seven-race circuit spanning three continents. “The Race to ICC – 100 – SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest” hosted the final on Hong Kong’s tallest tower, where the world’s top athletes competed, Sunday, December 1st, […]

29 November 2013

Countdown to VWC final on Hong Kong’s ICC Tower

November 29, 2013 The 2013 Vertical World Circuit – after six races spanning three continents – will hold the grand finale in Hong Kong on December 1st with the “The Race to ICC – 100 – SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest”. Anticipation mounts for the skyscraper racing circuit’s final round as the world’s top […]

24 November 2013

Suzy Walsham & Mark Bourne winners in Singapore

November 24, 2013 Australians commanded the top three podium places in Sunday’s Swissôtel Vertical Marathon, led by race winners Suzy Walsham and Mark Bourne who continue to maintain the lead of the Vertical World Circuit ranking. 2,160 runners took part in the race, now in its 26th year, climbing the 1,366 steps from the ground […]

23 November 2013

Vertical World Circuit heads for Singapore

More than 2,000 runners together with some of the world’s top skyscraper racers will line up for Sunday’s Swissötel Vertical Marathon in South East Asia’s tallest hotel building, 226 metres high for the Vertical World Circuit semi-final. The battle will not just be among the elite competing for points in the sixth stage of the […]

9 October 2013

VWC final announced on Hong Kong’s ICC Tower

  October 9, 2013 Today, the International Skyrunning Association is proud to announce the final of the Vertical World Circuit will take place in Hong Kong on December 1st at “The Race to ICC – 100 – SHKP Vertical Run for the Chest”. The International Commerce Centre tower, the chosen venue, is the highest on […]

15 September 2013

World Champions win 2nd Hanoi Vertical Run

Reigning Vertical World Circuit champion Thomas Dold of Germany won the Hanoi Vertical Run Sunday, September 15, setting the fastest overall time up Landmark 72 – Vietnam’s tallest building. Winning the event is Dold’s second outright victory on this year’s Vertical World Circuit, earning him 100 points on the men’s ranking. The 29-year old German […]

13 September 2013

Star-studded Hanoi Vertical Run

The world’s best vertical runners will be hitting the stairs of Hanoi’s Landmark 72 on Sunday for the Hanoi Vertical Run, where hundreds of participants have registered to conquer the tallest skyscraper in the nation’s capital. Vietnam’s only stair climbing race has been selected as an official race for the 2013 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the […]

5 August 2013

Dold and Walsham triumph on Beijing’s tallest tower

August 5, 2013 In the first race up Beijing’s tallest tower, 2013 China World Summit Wing Hotel Vertical Run, German Thomas Dold and Australian Suzy Walsham are, yet again, on top of the world. The skyscraper racing duo set the inaugural record here Saturday, summiting 9’55” and 11’46” respectively. The fourth stage of the Vertical […]

26 July 2013

World class line-up for Beijing’s first tower race

July 26, 2013 Beijing’s first tower race, the China World Summit Wing Hotel Vertical Run, will take place on August 3rd with an all-star line-up of international élite runners competing in the Vertical World Circuit. Half way through the eight-race Vertical World Circuit, this fourth stage will be attended by standing world champions, Thomas Dold […]