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October 9  -  Race Report LVM Skyrun -  Münster - LVM Tower     Pressemitteilung(german)  Gallery
      
The 3rd edition of this highest-factored German race of the Towerrunning Tour saw a new participants record with more than 350 athletes. The "LVM-Skyrun" has a unique race format: After a time trial qualification round, the fastest 128 male and 64 female runners enter the knock-out rounds – duels with automatic elimination until the final race, where the winner takes it all.  The race is physically and mentally challenging – runners contend with multiple rounds, one-on-one racing with 3 second differnce start, the threat of knock-out and not knowing who their next opponent will be.

Not less than five of the ranking´s current Top7 male athletes contended for the title. After 6 strenuous rounds not unexpectedly Tomas Macecek, Martin Tomica (both CZE), Stefan Stefina (SVK) and Christian Riedl from Germany reached the semifinals.  At his 3rd try in Muenster the best German Towerrunner, whose strenght is in longer distances, finally made the podium with an easy win in the small final. More exciting was the big final and like last year Czech Tomas Macecek had to be content with the runner up position. 1:21,9 in his 8th climb of the day were  just  0,2 seconds too slow to win the race. Stefan Stefina from Slovakia celebrated the first win in a Towerrunning Tour race in his career.

The female race was a world class competition too. 4 Top10 athletes stood in Muenster against the domestic elite. In the end no Germans reached the semifinals, the Muenster local Anita Pawlak lost narrowly in the quarterfinals to Lenka Svabikova and placed 5th before Jasmina Klancnik (SLO). Estonian Olympian Egle Uljas won the race for 3rd place against Kamila Chovanicova (SVK). In the final we saw the repeat of last year between the two Czech athletes Lenka Svabikova and Zuzana Krchova - with the same outcome. In 1:42,1 exactly 5 seconds faster than her countrywoman Lenka Svabikova took the title the for the third time ! The Queen of Muenster was pleased. "The run is mine and I love the Ko.-Mode here."

LVM Skyrun was the final race of the German Towerrunning Cup too. With maximum points Christian Riedl won this title before Ralf Hasche and Jan Fiebig. In a very tight decision Sylvia Jacobs (352points) defended the Cup before youngster Helen Hemmling (343) and Anna Lena Böckel (334). Other races within the Skyrun were the Firefighter competition over 6 rounds, a kids race and a school cup, where the best 10 pupils added one point to the score of their school with every round they survived. Organizer Stefan Spiekermann and his team for the third time did an excellent job and have provided a full day of excitement for athletes and spectators.



October 5 - Announcement of Towerrunning 120 – Guangzhou IVM Series on Oct 30 

TWA is proud to announce the first 120 race of Towerrunning Tour on Asian soil this year. On Sunday, October 30, 2016  the International Vertical Marathon 2016 race will be staged at the amazing Window of Canton building. Window of Canton is a new iconic building with a height of 208 meters. The runners will climb 43 floors and 1129 stairs to the building observation deck. It will be the second Towerrunning Tour race in China this year.

There will be 2 000 Euro in prize money waiting for the best runners. Prize money will be distributed to male and female winners as follows:
1st – 500 Euro, 2nd – 300 Euro, 3rd – 200 Euro

The race organizer and the TWA are pleased to offer travel packages for 4 athletes comprising 300 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 nights of accommodation including breakfast. Two of these packages will be awarded to TOP 20 ranked TWA registered athletes using the official TWA Elite application system. Two packages will be raffled among applicants ranked TOP 50 in the October 2016 ranking update. Interested athletes can apply from October 5 until October 9, 2016, 10 pm CET by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com.



September 22 - Announcement of Towerrunning 160 – Swissotel Vertical Marathon on Nov 20 

Singapore will host its first ever Towerrunning 160 race on Sunday 20 November 2016. The 2016 Swissotel Vertical Marathon is the 29th edition of the event, making it Asia’s oldest stair race and one of the oldest in the world. The race is held up Swissotel The Stamford Hotel, which with 226m  is one of the tallest hotels in in South East Asia.  More than 2,000 runners are expected to scale the 1,336 stairs up to the 73rd story rooftop helipad, where they will be greeted with amazing 360 degree views of the city state.  Almost 3000 Euro in prize money is waiting for the 3 best male and female athletes  as well as sponsor gifts.

The Swissotel Vertical Marathon is pleased to announce travel packages for 6 international athletes comprising 400 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast. An additional 4 travel packages comprising 1 night accommodation with breakfast will be provided to athletes from Asia.  Travel packages will be awarded to TWA-registered athletes with a Top 30 ranking according to the August 2016 TWA rankings and using the official TWA elite application system. Interested athletes can apply from 23 September until 2 October, 2016 at 10pm Central Europe Time by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com .
The event website is at http://www.swissotelverticalmarathon.com



September 4 - Announcement of Towerrunning 120 LVM Skyrun, Münster on Oct 9   

The sprint specialists will be out in force as Münster hosts the Towerrunning 120 race on October 9, 2016.  At only 18 floors and 360 stairs, the Tower is one of the shortest in the Towerrunning Tour, but the unique race format of LVM Skyrun Münster is deceptively tough, requiring runners to complete a qualification round followed by a series of knock-out heats, each time completing a full ascension of the Tower. The top 3 male, female and team winners will each share in a prize pool of  900 Euro.

TWA and LVM Skyrun Münster are pleased to announce travel packages for 6 athletes comprising travel reimbursement of 200 Euro and 1 night accommodation including breakfast. Travel packages will be awarded to TWA-registered athletes with a Top 30 ranking according to the August 2016 TWA  rankings.  Interested athletes can apply from Sep 5 until Sep 11, 10pm Central European Time by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com. The event website is at https://lvm-skyrun-muenster.de/



September 1 - Announcement Towerrunning Asian&Oceanian Championships in Taipei on May 7, 2017 


The second Towerrunning Asian&Oceanian Championships will take place on May 7th, 2017 in Taipei, Taipei 101 ( Taipei 101 Run Up ). The Asian&Oceanian Championships are organized as a joint project of the TWA and the organizers of Taipei 101 Run Up ( Taipei Financial Center Corporation ).

Invitation process for the Towerrunning Asian&Oceanian Championships will be run by the Towerrunning World Association. The invitation criteria will be announced on November 1, 2016. All invited runners will get 400 Euro travel reimbursement, 2 nights of accomodation including breakfast and free race entry. Prize money for the top 5 male/female athletes: 1st place 1500 € - 2nd place 1250 € - 3rd place 1000 € - 4th place 750 € - 5th place 500 €

The Asian&Oceanian Championships are in the Towerruning 200 Race Category. Non Asian&Oceanian athletes are also very welcome. The Towerrunning Asian&Oceanian Championships are a regular Towerrunning Tour event . Ranking points are awarded to all competitors. Cash prizes and invitations are exclusive privileges of Asian&Oceanian athletes.„ We are very glad to announce the launch of the  Towerrunning Asian&Oceanian Championships 2017. Taipei 101 Run Up has been widely recognized by both the athletes and the TWA since its launch. We are certain that all the organizational requirements are going to be met and the race will attract tausends of runners again. We are looking forward to a great competition in Taipei “ says Daniel Cecetka, President of TWA.



August 1 -  Announcement for SkyRise Chicago on Nov 6    

One of the tallest indoor stair climbs in the world will be held up the soaring Willis Tower in Chicago on Sunday, November 6th, 2016.  SkyRise Chicago, a Towerrunning 80 race and WFGT Towerrunning Challenge event will see athletes climb 2,115 stairs and 1,353ft to finish at SkyDeck Chicago on the 103rd floor.  The event is expected to attract more than 3,000 participants and raise more than $USD1 million for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

SkyRise Chicago is pleased to announce free registration to 40 elite athletes as follows: 5 international slots for TWA-registered athletes with a Top 30 ranking according to the August 2016 TWA rankings; a further 30 slots (15 male and 15 female) to top ranked TWA-registered USA athletes according to Towerrunning USA rankings at the end of the application period; and a further 5 slots to other TWA-registered competitive athletes based on performance at recent stair climbing races.  Interested athletes can apply from  August 1st until August 26th, 2016 at 10pm Central Europe Time for:
        International slots: emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com.
        USA slots: emailing Alex Workman, President of Towerrunning USA at workmaal@gmail.com
If you are not TWA-registered please complete the registration process at  www.towerrunning.com/athletes. Selected elite athletes will not enter via the event’s online registration system.  Successful applicants will be notified after the application period ends with details about the registration process.



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