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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 […]

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 […]