Shanghai Tower partners with Empire State Building on Vertical Run
The 42nd New York Empire State Building Run-up was held on May 15 (May 14 New York time), attracting more than 200 runners from all over the world.
Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski and Suzy Walsham from Australia won the men’s and women’s race of the vertical marathon which goes up 86 flights of stair – totaling 1,576 steps.
This year, Shanghai Tower partnered with the Empire State Building, where vertical marathon originated, to share operation experience and culture of high-rise building runs and sent a representative of the Run-up competition.
At the presentation ceremony, Vice General Manager of Shanghai Tower Business Operation Co Ltd Yu Wen paid respects to the Empire State Building Run-up and spoke about the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon.
As Shanghai’s tallest and the second tallest building in the world, the 632-meter Shanghai Tower held its first vertical marathon in 2017 and the competition has so far attracted over 1,000 runners.
Yu also invited runners, including Lobodzinski and Walsham, to participate in the Shanghai Tower Vertical Marathon to be held on November 24, which is the last round of the TWA2019 competitions.
According to Yu, the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon will continue to encourage sports lovers to go beyond themselves and scale new heights.