Joining the mile high club the hard way

Joining the mile high club the hard way

Over 900 runners from around the world competed in a race to the top of Beijing’s tallest building on Saturday, (August 26).

The event, in which athletes climbed up the 82 floors and 2,041 stairs of Beijing’s 330 metre-tall, (1082.69 ft), China World Tower, is part of a series of vertical races across the globe.

Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski, winner of this year’s male vertical run, said he was still suffering from jet lag after only arriving from home on Friday (August 25), while the women’s winner and defending champion, Suzy Walsham of Australia, said that vertical running was an “amazing workout”.

This was the fifth time the vertical run has been held at the China World Tower.