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4 December 2014

Skyscraper racers head for VWC grand finale

    A stacked line-up of some of the world’s most competitive skyscraper racers including world champions, Mark Bourne and Suzy Walsham, head the field for the 2014 Vertical World Circuit grand finale at the Race to Hong Kong ICC on Sunday, December 7. Hong Kong’s iconic International Commerce Centre, site of this immense challenge, […]

28 October 2014

Walsham and Bourne fly in Shanghai

The seventh leg of the Vertical World Series staged a hugely successful event on Sunday up the Sun Hung Kai Properties landmark tower in Shanghai, Two Shanghai International Finance Centre. The 1,200 participants scaled 1,460 steps up 57 floors in the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity. Australia’s Mark Bourne, 2013 VWC Champion and winner at […]

19 October 2014

Victory goes to Lobodzinski and Hahner in Brazil’s Corrida Vertical

The sixth stage of the Vertical World Circuit saw a battle of the giants between Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski and Germany’s Thomas Dold at the Corrida Vertical, São Paulo, Brazil yesterday. It was a new record for Lobodzinski who closed in 2’54”, just 5” ahead of Dold. Belgian Omar Bekkali was third in 3’07”.  Lobodzinski takes […]

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 […]