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Riedl and Walsham winners in New York

February 5, 2015 New York’s Empire State Building Run-Up kicked off the 2015 Vertical World Circuit yesterday, the first of the eight-race circuit’s iconic skyscraper races across the world. 1,576 steps and 86 flights of stairs were the challenge facing more than 400 runners in the 38th edition of the annual event.  2014 VWC champion Suzy […]

2015 Vertical World Circuit announced

February 4, 2015 Celebrating seven years of activity, the 2015 Vertical World Circuit continues it’s upward climb launching with today’s Empire State Building Run-Up in New York. Headed by last year’s winners, Norwegian Thorbjørn Ludvigsen and Australian Suzy Walsham, four-time VWC Champion. Along with a number of other top athletes, they’re preparing to race the […]

Walsham & Lobodzinski world champions at Hong Kong final

  Australian skyscraper racer Suzy Walsham takes her fourth world title at the grand finale of the Vertical World Circuit at the Race to Hong Kong ICC on Sunday, December 7. Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski took the men’s title, thanks to his ranking points scored in the previous circuit races. Race winners were Walsham and fellow […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]