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Feb 5, 2015

Empire State Building Run-Up 2015

Empire State Building Run-Up 2015

More than 400 athletes from around the world charged to the top of New York’s most iconic building at the 37th Empire State Building Run-Up. The event gave these runners a gut-busting, lung-searing workout on a day when yet another snowfall blanketed NYC and thwarted the routines of many a runner.

Some Fun Facts about the Empire State Building Run-Up

1,576: Steps climbed in the race

1,050 feet: Distance climbed in the race (approximately one-fifth of a mile vertically)

9:33: Men's course record, set by Paul Crake of Australia in 2003

11:23: Women's course record, set by Andrea Mayr of Austria in 2006

7: Most race victories in Men's Invitationals, held by Thomas Dold of Germany (2006–11)

5: Most race victories in Women's Invitationals, held by Suzy Walsham of Australia (2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)

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A runner taking part in the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up is pictured arriving on the 86th floor in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A runner taking part in the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up is pictured arriving on the 86th floor in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Members of the Men's Elite class run towards the door to the stairwell during the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Members of the Men's Elite class stand at the starting line during the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A member of the Women's Elite class flexes har arm as she rides down an escalator before the start of the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A member of the Men's Elite class stretches before the start of the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Suzy Walsham of Australia crosses the finish line on the 86th floor to win the Women's Elite class during the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Christian Riedl of Germany crosses the finish line on the 86th floor as he wins the Men's Elite class during the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Christian Riedl of Germany sits on the 86th floor after winning the Men's Elite class of the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Lynda Hubbard of the Women's Elite class stands at the starting line with a message to her father, who has cancer, written on her stomach before the start of the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A member of the Women's Elite class stretches at the starting line before the start of the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Members of the Women's Elite class stand near the starting line before the start of the 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up in the Manhattan borough of New York CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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