Stair master: One TONY staffer races against a 71-year-old in the annual ESB Run-Up



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We sent assistant editor James Lee for the climbathon known as the New York Road Runners Empire State Building Run-Up. The kid has zero running experience and prepared for the event by only doing two things: (1) Carbo-loaded the night before at Olive Garden with its endless supply of bread sticks and (2) requested an emergency helicopter to be at the ready on the roof. See how it all went down...or up.

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