Empire State Building Run-Up

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Empire State Building Run-Up
A quarter-mile dash is child’s play, right? Not when it’s vertical, Mr. Cocky Shorts. In this annual New York Road Runners race, stair-climbing masters sprint to the iconic structure’s 86th-floor observation deck. The stampede goes faster than you may think: The record time is a speedy nine minutes and 33 seconds (achieved by Australian Paul Crake in 2003)—with 1,576 steps to cover, that’s 2.75 steps per second. Start training now so you don’t burn out halfway up the skyscraper.
Event phone: 212-736-3100
Event website: http://nyrr.org
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