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1 February 2017

2017 Vertical World Circuit announced

The International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Vertical World Circuit calendar today, direct from New York City. Celebrating nine years of activity, the skyscraper racing circuit continues its upward climb. The circuit now counts ten races valid for the VWC ranking which awards the World Champion titles and end-of-season cash prizes. […]

12 December 2016

A thousand runners scale Japan’s tallest tower

Japan’s first skyscraper race was held on the country’s tallest tower, the Abeno Harukas in Osaka on Sunday, December 12. One thousand athletes raced up the 1,621 steps in the Harukus Skyrun, a Vertical World Circuit Exhibition Race which included 50 elite athletes from seven nations. The recently crowned VWC World Champions Piotr Lobodzinski from Poland […]

5 December 2016

Hong Kong – Walsham and Lobodzinski are VWC world champions

  Sunday, Suzy Walsham and Piotr Lobodzinski were crowned Vertical World Circuit champions in Hong Kong at the Grand Finale of the nine-race tour. The race winners were Australian Mark Bourne who closed in 12’12” and Walsham, in 14’25”, who also took the title – for the fifth consecutive time. A record 1,800 competitors from 34 countries […]

3 December 2016

VWC Grand Finale star line-up in Hong Kong

For the fourth consecutive year, on December 4, the Vertical World Circuit will hold the finals of the nine-race tour on Hong Kong’s tallest building, the iconic International Commerce Centre topping out at 484 metres. No less than twelve of the world’s top ranked athletes in a record field of 1,800 participants will be racing […]

23 October 2016

Bourne and Walsham smash Shanghai records

Records were smashed with Australians Mark Bourne and Suzy Walsham beating their own race times set back in 2014 at the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai IFC. The new records for ascending the 1,460 steps and 54 floors of the Shanghai IFC tower are 7’42” and 9’15” respectively. Another record was […]

22 October 2016

Shanghai countdown to VWC semi-finals

Counting the hours to tomorrow’s Vertical World Circuit semi-finals we have the ranking leaders together with a record 1,600 runners toeing the line to ascend the 1,460 steps and 54 floors of the Shanghai IFC tower in the city’s financial centre, hosted by the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai IFC. Reigning world champion and […]

3 September 2016

Indomitable Lobodzinski and Walsham winners in Beijing

Reigning Vertical World Circuit champions, Piotr Lobodzinski and Suzy Walsham are yet again on top of the world after scaling the heights of Beijing’s tallest tower, Lobodzinski setting a new record. The seventh stage of the Vertical World Circuit nine-race tour took place in China’s capital on September 3, the fourth edition of the China […]

2 September 2016

It’s back to Beijing for VWC

The 2016 Vertical World Circuit heads for Asia on the seventh stage of the nine-race tour on September 3rd. It will be the turn of Beijing where the world’s top skyscraper racers will be joined by local runners to climb the heights of the China World Summit Wing tower – 330m, 82 floors and 2,041 […]

25 August 2016

Japan to host VWC Exhibition Race

Japan’s tallest building, the Abeno Harukas, will host the country’s only international stair climbing race – “Harukus Skyrun” in Osaka. On December 11, élite runners will start at the tower’s first floor and ascend 60 flights to the rooftop. They will face the challenge of running up a total 1,621 steps to a height of 300 metres where, […]

24 August 2016

Sydney Tower – Walsham and Bourne climb to victory

Yet again Australians Suzy Walsham and Mark Bourne take the win at the Sydney Tower Stair Challenge, Sunday, August 23. On the sixth leg of the Vertical World Circuit, the two champions, together with a record 1,200 competitors, raced up the tower’s 1,504 steps to the Observation Deck of the Sydney Tower Eye. Their time? […]