2010 Figueroa at Wilshire Stair Race Results

If a picture is worth 1000 words, then a video must be worth a bajillion, right? Well I certainly hope so, because I could write a bajillion words about the recent Figueroa at Wilshire race earlier this month in LA and I don’t have the time or the fingers for that many words.

I can say that the picture to the left is worth more than 1000 steps for sure! It was a bugger, and at only 51 floors, it was a longer and higher race than the 56 WaMu race I did two days prior. Each building is unique and there really is no such thing as a “standard” stairwell. I’m still trying to figure out a way to compare races, using vertical feet gained or some other “objective” metric, but there is really no substitute for just doing it.

I will also say that this race was a total blast (except for the actual race part, which is always awful beyond words) and I can’t wait to hook up again with all my stepbrothers and step sisters at the next one!

This vid covers it all:

And this vid shows you what earning 3rd place looks like. FYI – Both vids begin with the same scene, but skip to :45 in this one and you will see the difference: