2014 AON LA Race Results

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

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

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...]

2014 Seattle/Portland Double Header

Wow! Two more great races from the WCL/X Gym team! You are an unstoppable force for sure! Check out the team results for the Seattle race here (our normal win by an insane margin): http://www.hallucinationsports.com/event/show/56866701#/results::1391476065294 Just click the tab towards the top to see the different categories. As you can see, we got the top three fastest times in the … [Read more...]

Willis Tower 2013

The 2013 SkyRise climb featured 2311 climbers racing each other up 2115 steps ( 1353 feet, 413 meters ) to the top of the Willis Tower. It also raised over one million dollars for RIC--the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  The event boasted a large elite field of runners from three continents, with climbers … [Read more...]

Big D and Aon Chicago Through the Eyes of One Crazy Mofo

  4 ascents , 2 buildings, 2 races, 1 weekend and 1 stair addict crazy enough to do both. The weekend of the 26th - 27th of January sported two awesome climbing races. The first was the "Big D" Climb in Dallas Texas, a 52 story, 1040 step race for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 1268 folks entered the race, 1051 finished. Our team "West Coast Labels/XGym Team Texas" did fantastic. I myself (Scott Stanley) took 3rd place overall, and our team also took 5th and 6th place … [Read more...]

2013 Portland Climb

The "Big Pink" tower turned out to be no match for the X Gym team from Seattle this year. Our small, rag-tag team of 7 ended up hogging all the medals once again. There were different length climbs, so we had to be strategic in our placement and selection of who ran what.

  • Beverly grant won the 20 floor sprint (including dudes).
  • I (PJ) won the 40 floor run.
  • Nandor won the 80 floor climb.
  • Tristan came in 2nd in the 160 floor marathon, right behind … [Read more...]