SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A “sky run” vertical marathon took place yesterday at the Lotte World Tower in Jamsil, Seoul.
Over 1,500 runners, both amateur and professional, raced a total of 2,917 steps from the first floor to the observation deck situated on the 123rd floor, 555 meters above ground.
In the “elite” professional division, Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski won the men’s title, while Australia’s Suzy Walshan clinched the women’s title.
Their time records were 15 minutes 53.56 seconds and 18 minutes 45.61 seconds, respectively. This is the second year that the Lotte World Tower Sky Run has been held.
The run holds the record as being the “highest” run with the greatest number of steps to climb among all of the Vertical World Circuit races certified by the International Skyrunning Federation.
The winner of last year’s run was Mark Borne of Australia, who finished with a time of 15 minutes and 44 seconds.
After administration expenses, all of the proceeds will be donated to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation to be used to help nurture young athletes.
Ashley Song (firstname.lastname@example.org)