It's not the first time people attempt to climb on the Tower's structure: in 1996, a man reached the top in 45 minutes.
Rising 324 metres, the "Iron Lady" was designed by engineer Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exhibition.
Taking place in one of the world's most visited monuments, the Eiffel Tower Vertical race is a unique running event.
The Eiffel Tower’s lights were switched off in a minute of silence to remember murdered journalists and to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
World tourist attraction the Eiffel Tower closed again on Thursday due to a dispute between workers and management
Paris is constructing bulletproof walls and metal fences around the monument in a bid to protect it from terrorist attacks.
A webcam hosted by Paris-based weather site meteo-paris.com captured the moment the Eiffel Tower was struck.