The 2014 Willis tower climb was a sellout, with more than 2,600 climbers flooding the lobby on race day. With dozens of elite athletes jockeying for starting position, competition was fierce for the podium spots.
50 elite climbers gathered for dinner the night before to carbo-load and unwind for the race, one of the largest elite gatherings outside of the event itself. Several birthdays were … [Read More...]
Friday September 19 2014 was yet another great Ketchum YMCA race at the US bank tower in Los Angeles. The recent heat wave in Los Angeles made many competitive climbers worried about the 11:45 outdoor start, but luckily, the heat wave broke, and when the elites lined up it was 76 degrees Fahrenheit under a gorgeous cloudless blue sky.
With the past few male winners unable to attend, the men’s … [Read More...]
September 28, 2014
On September 28, German stair runner Christian Riedl, who is currently ranked 3rd in the Towerrunning World Cup ranking, will try to set a new world record in 12 hour stair climbing in Tower 185 in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). The current record, which is only nine months old, is held by Justin Stewart, one of the best American stair climbers and last year’s winner of the … [Read More...]