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October 17 -   Carrera  Stairs Up! Hotel Crowne Acapulco  

On October 17 the race Stairs Up! Towerrunning Crowne Plaza Hotel Acapulco took place - within the framework of the first Circuit of Towerrunning Mexico. About 6 pm, 150 runners gathered at the pool area of the hotel to Beginning with the children categories were given. At exactly 18:15 hours, Elvia Zavala, Director of Crowne Plaza Hotel and Rahel Avila Guzman, Director of Marketing of the Ministry of Acapulco Tourism on behalf of Dr. Sergio Salmeron Manzanares, got the out flag to participants to open the stellar race.

The award was given by the Director of the Association and representatives of the various authorities of the State and Federal Government, during the event the Mexican Association awarded Ms. Elvia Zavala special recognition for their support for the realization of the vertical stroke.

The Towerrunning Mexican Association declared that the best “Acapulqueño” Olmedo René Guerrero Dominguez (Time 3:09) and Angelica Rodriguez Tovar (Time: 4:25) will be sponsored to participate in the Grand Prix Torre Latino in 2016, disclosed that include Acapulco circuit during 2016 and expect the participation overcame what was achieved in this first edition.

The overall winners of the race were Gustavo Isaac Mendoza Cruz (Time: 2:27) and Estefany Paredes Rodriguez (Time: 3:39)

With this results, the winners (Gustavo and Estefany) have accumulated more points in the ranking of theg Mexican Towerrunning Crcuit and they will represent the countrys the next December 8th  int Bogta at the Gran Prix of Mexico - Ascenso Torre Colpatria.

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Next race: Carrera Revolucionaria Towerrunning  Tepoctlan November 22          



October 18  -  Race Report GP of Germany -  Münster - LVM Tower                      Pressemitteilung (german language)        

One year after the inaugural race and with an upgrade to Towerrunning Grand Prix status, the shortest tower of the series was the focus for many of the continent’s best Towerrunners. The "LVM-Skyrun" has a unique race format: After a time trial qualification round, the fastest 128 male and 32 female runners enter the knock-out rounds – duals with automatic elimination until the final race, where the winner takes all.  The race is physically and mentally challenging – runners contend with multiple rounds, one-on-one racing, the threat of knock-out, and not knowing who their next opponent will be.

Men’s pre-race favourites were Miroslav Burian (CZE) and Tomas Celko (SVK), who dominated last year’s race and are famous for their stair sprinting abilities. However the qualification round was led by Matjaz Miklosa (SLO) and Tomas Macecek (CZE) with 1:24.0 and 1:24.3 respectively, with Burian and Celko only managing 5th and 4th, meaning they would end up meeting in the quarterfinal. This dual turned out to be the fastest of the day, and it was Burian who triumphed through to the semi-final.

The men’s semi-final saw Burian against the qualification winner Miklosa, and Germany's best tower runner Christian Riedl against the upcoming Macecek, who was coming off a recent strong win in Graz.  Despite this being the 7th round, it was the young sprint specialists Burian and Macecek who defeated the more endurance orientated athletes Riedl and Miklosa. Even for experts it was hard to predict who would win the final. The 3 second starting gap remained unchanged for the first three quarters of the race but Macecek edged closer in the final section to secure his biggest career victory by only 0.8 seconds. “I really enjoyed this knock-out format” said Macecek “I am really happy as it is my first victory ever in a Premium or Grand Prix event.  My training has been improving and it is the best end of the season I could wish for.”

In the women’s race, Lenka Svabikova (CZE) was the hot favourite to defend her title.  The fastest four athletes from qualification - Svabikova, Zuzanna Krchova (CZE), Margot Wyrwoll (GER) and Anita Pawlak (GER) also entered the semi-finals. While Svabikova easily progressed, Krchova was up against Track & Field specialist Wyrwoll, however a strong performance from Krchova ensured an all-Czech final. In the final Krchova ran her strongest race, but Svabikova - a renowned specialist for this distance - closed the gap steadily to take the victory by 2.2 seconds, becoming the only woman under 1:40 minutes.  “I really love this race and enjoyed it so much” commented Svabikova “I am in heavy training and the final round was hard, but I am so happy for the win.”  



Slovakian Towerrunning Championships:       Beh Do Neba Zilina - Amfiteater - October 17  

1. Kamila CHOMANIČOVÁ
2. Ľubomíra KALINOVÁ
3. Lucia KOVALANČÍKOVÁ

1. Stefan STEFINA
2. Lubo CALPAS
3. Pavol BUKOVAC



September 27 -   Carrera  Towerrunning Tlaxcala  

 

The brothers, Omar y Emylee Chavez Cortes, from the state of Tlaxcala were the winners of the first edition of Towerrunning Tlaxcala, held in the streets of the capital city with an atmosphere of expectation, it held the starting signal at the foot of the Stairs of Heroes, by organizers and city officials.

The approximately 350 participants from Morelos, Jalisco, Queretaro, State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Puebla, and Mexico City, climbed 999 steps spread over 3 km and toured representative places of the capital; the Bullring Jorge "El Ranchero" Aguilar, the Chapel of the neighbor, "Pocito" Holy Water, ending at the Basilica of Ocotlan in the men's and women branches in categories: Elite, Free, Masters and Veterans.

Omar and Emylee Chavez with an official time of 13:20 and 18:02 minutes respectively, managed to be not only the best tlaxcaltecas, but who were the winners of this fair in free category and both will participate  in March next year at the Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City with 720 steps and the possibility of even travel abroad.

Participants said, that despite the long journey they were satisfied by their performance, invited to join in these activities that do not harm anyone.

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Next race: Carrera Stairs Up ! Hotel Crowne Place Acapulco  October 17 (postponed 1 week)                             



September 10  -  Announcement  Grand Prix of Germany - Oct  18 - Münster - LVM Tower  

The sprint specialists will be out in force as Munster hosts the Towerrunning Grand Prix of Germany on 18 October, 2015.  At only 18 floors and 360 stairs, the Tower is one of the shortest in the World Cup series, but the unique race format of LVM SkyRun Munster 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 EUR 1,080.

LVM SkyRun Munster is pleased to announce travel packages for 4 European athletes comprising travel reimbursement of EUR 150 and 1 night accommodation including breakfast. A further 2 packages, consisting of travel reimbursement of EUR300 and 2 nights’ of accommodation with breakfast will be offered to athletes from other regions. Travel packages will be awarded to TWA-registered athletes with a Top 30 ranking according to the August 2015 TWA World Cup rankings.  Interested athletes can apply from 10 September until 25 September, 2015 at 10pm Central Europe Time by emailing vice@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com .



August 23 -   Carrera Vertical Towerrunning Orizaba  

With a time of 13 minutes and 31 seconds in the climb from the Independence Bridge to the top of the hill of Cerro del Borrego, young Isaac Gustavo Cruz Mendoza, got the win in the first vertical race that took place in Orizaba, Veracruz as the first event of the Circuito Mexicano Towerrunning.

There were about 300 participants in this event, female and male, which ran in three categories: open, masters and veterans.

Attendees were mainly from the capital Mexico City and the central Veracruz area, although some came from Tlaxcala and Queretaro to climb about 700 meters with a total of one thousand and 111 steps.

Gustavo Isaac, just 20 years old, said that he entered the race thanks to a friend. It is a big motivation for his upcoming appearances on the circuit to be held in Tlaxcala, Acapulco, and Tepoztlan.

The second place in the elite race category went to Juan Carlos Arcos Lira, with a time of 14'24, while the third place went to Miguel Angel Diaz Archangel, with 14'58.

In the women's race won the mexiquense Estefany Paredes Rodriguez, with 16'32; followed by Laura Reza Santos, with 16'45 from Mexico City and Veronica Salvador from Orizaba, with a time of  18'24.

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Towerrunning Mexico                                      Next race Tlaxcala September 27



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