German Runner Thomas Dold Wins Empire State Building Race For 6th Consecutive Year

By on Feb 2, 2011 in Events, Sports, United States Comments
Thomas Dold
German Thomas Dold Wins Empire State Building Race
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The 34th Empire State Building Run-Up race just concluded last Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in New York City. The German runner Thomas Dold reportedly won the run-up which took him 10 minutes, 10 seconds to dash up 86 flights of stairs.

According to Huffingtonpost, Dold won the Empire State Building Run-Up for a record of six straight years. The Empire State Building was said to be the highest building in New York City which is a 102-story building. It was also said that Dold beat his winning time last year by six seconds.

Dold is a 26-year-old economics student from Stuttgart in Germany who was said to be an extreme athlete, a tower runner and a stair runner.

Finishing second among the 150 men who completed the race was Omar Bekkali, 32, of Liege, Belgium with a time of 11 minutes, 25 seconds.



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