20 Nov '11, 4pm

Vertical marathon sets record

Vertical marathon sets record

SINGAPORE: A record-breaking 2,100 participants raced up Singapore's iconic 73-storey building for this year's Swissotel Vertical Marathon. Last year, about 2,000 participants took part in the event. The Singapore event is the second-last of eight races on the Vertical World Circuit, and participants competed in a total of 15 categories. All eyes were on the men's and women's open categories. Fire-fighter Matthias Jahn from Germany, who was taking part in the event for the first time, clinched the top honours in the men's open category. He scaled the 1,336 steps in 7 minutes 16 seconds. Meanwhile, Australian accountant Suzanne Walsham won the women's open category, in a time of 8 minutes 23 seconds. This was her sixth consecutive title. This year, besides representing Singapore at the prestigious Empire State Run Up in 2012, the winners will also get to take part in the la...

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