Could you run up 1,576 steps in 10 minutes?
Aussies captured the top spots in the men's and women's races in the annual Empire State Building Run-up in New York City.
Mark Bourne won for the first time with a time of 10 minutes, 12 seconds. Fellow Aussie Suzy Walsham won the women's division in 12:05. It's the fourth time she's won the race, tying the record for most wins by a woman.
About 700 people from around the world did take part — up 86 flights of stairs at the Empire State Building. That's a total of 1,576 steps, starting at the lobby and finishing at the observation deck.
Critical thinking challenge: Why do people the use Empire State Building for this race?
- Posted on February 7, 2013