Wamu Race 2014

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We didn't have our usual "ringers" from out of town, or even many of our local super stars this year at the Wamu race on Dec 4th, but since our X Gym team is so deep with talent, we still won it by an obscene margin. Here is the link to the official individual results:  [Read more...]

Willis tower 2014

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 noted and celebrated, and a good time was had by all. Making use of the precious extra hour of sleep … [Read more...]

US bank 2014

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 elite race was wide open and bound to have a new winner.  First place went to Chris Whitney, with a … [Read more...]

12h Stair Climbing World Record Attempt by Christian Riedl

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 SkyRise in Chicago's iconic Willis Tower. Last November, he climbed the Hilton Hotel in Springfield … [Read more...]

New cup race: 300 N LaSalle

  http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=2822 The US Tower Running Federation is pleased to announce the addition of the CF Climb at 300 N LaSalle to the US cup as a 100-point climb. This race is in its fifth year, and is an extremely well run and timed 58 floor race in an excellent building located in downtown Chicago.  300N is an architectural masterpiece, one of the newest buildings in downtown chicago, and a platinum certified “green” structure.  This race regularly … [Read more...]

Hancock 2014

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Hustle up the hancock 2014 represented a surge in performance for new and returning men’s climbers, while representing a bit of a return of the old guard on the women’s side.   The day was gorgeous; after a long hard winter, it was warm and clear in the morning, and approaching the race in shorts and tee shirts was comfortable.  Unfortunately, this made for hot conditions in the stairwell, and most racers were covered with sweat after only a few minutes in the stairs.   Marking a … [Read more...]

2014 AON LA Race Results

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Fun times! Lots of laughs and mostly locals this year at the AON LA 4/5/14. Here is the results link: http://raceresults.eternaltiming.com/index.cfm/20140405_Fight_For_Air_Stair_Climb_-_Los_Angeles.htm?Fuseaction=Results&Class=Stair+Climb+Individual~All You may notice that a girl won. That actually … [Read more...]

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