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Sprint Up Skyscrapers and See the World with 'Vertical Marathons'

December 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Lace up your runners and stretch out your hamstrings because though it might be winter outside, we have a good reason to keep up your fitness through the season and throw in some travel as well. From New York to Singapore, there are more options to race your heart out with Vertical World Circuit's stair running world tour.

Here are the details: the seven-race circuit of events begins in New York and circles the globe as racers ascend the stairs of some world's most iconic skyscrapers, all in the name of fitness and to have a crack at coming in first place.

In 2013, the circuit began at our very own Empire State Building, moving on to Basel, Switzerland's, Messeturm, Taipei's Taipei 101, Beijing's China World Trade Center, Hanoi's Landmark 72, Singapore's Swissôtel, and finishing at Hong Kong's International Commerce Center.

In total, runners will climb 517 floors and a whopping 2,081 meters or 6,827 feet. If you're quick with math, you might know that's over a mile. While we're sensing some sore quads and calves, it's nothing a deep tissue massage won't help. Along with some sore muscles and increased fitness levels, racers will rack up some heaps of frequent flyer miles on the journey.

For more info on races for 2014, sprint over to Vertical Running's website and keep an eye on those dates.

[Photo: Vertical World Circuit]

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