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...]

2014 Big Climb Race Results

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Brutal is the word for this building. No one is really quite sure why this building is so good at chewing up tower runners and spitting them out at around floor 50, but seein-as-how the finish line is at 73, that makes for one tough final push to say the least. Maybe it's the kind of cement they use for the stairs, maybe it's the funky deep step on each 2nd landing, maybe it's the way the railing sticks out a … [Read more...]

2014 Presidential Towers Race Results

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Josh Duncan took top honors this year at the brutal Presidential Towers 4 tower climb with a total time of 16:46. Jason Larson and John Osborn rounded out the top 3, finishing with extremely strong times as well. Cindy Harris won for women with a time of 18:24. Evelyn Wisniewski and Elizabeth Panke rounded out the top 3 for women. There were timing errors again (as there are every year with this timing company) but thankfully not with any of the top 3 total-climb finishers this time. A … [Read more...]

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