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Runners Climb Empire State Presented by Turkish Airlines

Approximately 250 runners from around the world climbed the Empire State Building Run-Up presented by Turkish Airlines and powered by the Challenged Athletes Foundation. In the world’s first and most famous tower race, runners climbed 1,576 stairs, 1,050 vertical feet (320 meters), to the 86th floor of the fifth tallest building in the U.S. for the 41st annual event on Wednesday. Frank Nicolas Carreno Hernandez from Colombia won the men’s invitational with 10 minutes and 50 seconds in his first participation in the Run-Up, The defending champion Suzy Walsham from Singapore won the women’s invitational with 12 minutes and 56 seconds. This was Walsham’s ninth total victory in the race, and her sixth consecutive win.

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