A crazy race

Written by: Oliver on 6th Feb 2012
empire state building race

Fed up with walking up and down the stairs either at home or work? - well imagine racing up 86 floors!

Each year competitors climb 1,576 steps to reach the Observatory deck on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building in New York.

This year the men's race was won by Thomas Dold, a 25 year old from Germany, for the fifth year running, in an amazing 10 minutes 16 seconds. The women's champion was 40-year-old New Zealander Melissa Moon, who finished in a staggering 13 minutes and 13 seconds.

That's really going to hurt your legs, but hey - each to their own!