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April 8 - Valtellina Vertical Tube Race  - Sondrio       

Top 6   Towerrunning 80

1 Katarzyna Kuzminska (POL)   17:48
2 Valentina Belotti (ITA)   17:53
3 Francesca Bellezza (ITA)  18:00
4 Samantha Galassi (ITA)  18:10
5 Angela Serena (ITA)  19:00
6 Ivonne Martinucci (ITA) 19:37

1 Hannes Perkmann (ITA)    14:15
2 Francesco Puppi (ITA)   14:17
3 Jakob Mayer (AUT)   14:30
4 Antonio  Toninelli (ITA)   14:32
5 Henry Hofer (ITA)   14:48
6 Emanuele Manzi (ITA)  14:49



April 7 – Accomodation World Championships 2017 -  Guangzhou - June 17-18

 The second Towerrunning World Championships will take place on June 17-18, 2017 at Canton Tower in Guangzhou (CHN).

The TWA is pleased to announce additional travel packages for 14 athletes comprising 3 nights of accommodation including breakfast ( 2 in a room )

These packages will be awarded to TOP 50 ranked TWA registered athletes in the March 2017 ranking update using the official TWA Elite application system. Interested athletes can apply from April 8 until April 15, 2017, 10 pm CET
by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com.

All registered TWA athletes willing to take part but not fulfilling the qualification criteria will get a spot in the Elite category and free race entry. The World Championships are a regular Towerrunning Tour event with the highest possible factor of 280. More information will be published soon.



March 25 - Race Report: Dallas Vert Mile -  Reunion Tower      Pictures

The inaugural Dallas Vert Mile in Texas, USA brought a terrific field who blitzed Reunion Tower’s 470 vertical feet and 807 steps! The event featured three races - a sprint race, which consisted of one climb up the tower; a three-lap, 1/4 climb; and a 12 lap vert - or vertical - mile.  All of the Towerrunning World Association points up for grabs came in the sprint race. 
 
Egle Uljas won the women’s field with a time of 5:42 followed by Jessica Pickett and Christiana Aleman.  Karen Geninatti - who had won previously in Reunion Tower - and Heather Conover - rounded out the top five. On the men’s side, Jason Larson defeated John “Oz” Osborn by four seconds to claim victory in 4:12.  Brian Elliott - an accomplished endurance athlete but newcomer to tower racing - came in third.  Josh Duncan missed the podium by just one second, and Scott Stanley, the former Reunion Tower record holder, finished fifth.  
 
Although this marked the first Dallas Vert Mile tower race, there had been races in Reunion Tower in the past, and the winners of the sprint race didn't just beat the previous records - they smashed them! Ten women beat or tied the previous record of 7:20, and eight men finished under the previous record of 5:08.  Egle Uljas topped the record by nearly 1 1/2 minutes, and Jason Larson lowered the men’s record by 56 seconds.  
 
While the full vert mile event did not count for TWA points, it did count for points with Towerrunning USA. Jason Larson and Oz Osborn battled just as fiercely as they did in the sprint race, and this time, Oz came out on top with a time 1:01.22.  He edged Larson by 15 seconds - a difference of just 1.25 seconds per lap.  Josh Duncan easily made the podium in this race with a solid third place showing followed by Brady Renshaw in fourth and Brian Elliott in fifth.  
 
On the women’s side, Kristin Renshaw won the full vert mile in 1:11:22.  Andrea Magee came in second followed by Jessica Pickett, Christian Aleman, and Lila Lehtola. In the 1/4 mile race, 16-year-old Collin Lee bested Mike Mannis by five seconds to win in 20:51 with Robert Liao, Steve Tuholski, and Kevin Clock rounding out the top five.  Courtney Ortegon won the women’s division in 21:25, a time that would have been fast enough to put her on the men’s podium.  Sara Lumbley came in second ahead of Michele Hughes, Kirby Lee, and Danielle Daily.Notable first time towerunning competitors included former Dallas Marathon winner Logan Sherman and former UFC welterweight champion of the world, Johny Hendricks.  


March 27 – Announcement - Subida Vertical Gran Hotel Bali - Benidorm on May 13

On May 13 the second Towerrunning 120 race in Europe this year will be held in Spain. The race venue, Gran Hotel Bali, is one of the most emblematic hotels in Benidorm and has picturesque views of the beautiful Poniente Beach. Until the 1960’s, Benidorm was a small fishing village but today it is known for its tourism, beaches and surprisingly, skyscrapers.

The Subida Vertical Gran Hotel Bali is one of the oldest stair races in Europe, and this year will be the 14th edition of the race. The race will see competitors running up 924 steps over 52 floors to the 180 m-high finish.

Last year Iwona Wicha and Christian Riedl were the winners. Riedl broke the course records with time of 4 min 20 sec. No doubt this year’s competitors will be eyeing to go even faster.The race organizer offer a 1 200 Euro in prize money for the three best male and female runners and a special bonus of 150 Euro for breaking the track record.

The TWA is pleased to announce travel packages for 6 athletes comprising 200 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 night's of accommodation including breakfast, lunch and dinner. These packages will be awarded to TOP 30 ranked TWA registered athletes in the March 2017 ranking update using the official TWA Elite application system.

Additional travel packages for 6 athletes comprising 2 nights of accommodation including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be awarded to applicants ranked TOP 50 in the March 2017 ranking update.

Interested athletes can apply from March 27 until April 2, 2017, 10 pm CET
by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com.

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March 24 – Race Mode: 2nd Towerrunning World Championships 2017- Guangzhou June 17-18

Race mode:
The Towerrunning World Championships tournament will consist of three heats at Canton Tower - Overview

Saturday, June 17, Heat 1
Full Distance Race – 112 floors, 2580 stairs, 450 vertical meters
Individual time trial, Elite + Amateur runners, male and female

Sunday, June 18, Heat 2
Sprint Distance Race – 1096 stairs, 166 vertical meters, outdoor stairs
Individual time trial, TOP 50 runners qualify ( TOP 50 overall ), male and female

Sunday, June 18, Final
Final Race - 113 floors, 2601 stairs, 455 vertical meters
Formula 1 style mass start, TOP 30 runners qualify ( according to final standings after Heat 1 and Heat 2, points table ), male and female

Prize money:
The top 6 male and female competitors according to the final standings of the event will receive cash prizes from the organizer according to the following scheme:
1st Place - 3000 EUR (each for men and women)
2nd Place - 2000 EUR (each for men and women)
3rd Place - 1500 EUR (each for men and women)
4th Place - 750 EUR (each for men and women)
5th Place - 500 EUR (each for men and women)
6th Place - 250 EUR (each for men and women)
Prize money is liable to 20% tax according to the local laws.

The World Championships are a regular Towerrunning Tour event with the highest possible factor of 280. All registered TWA athletes willing to take part but not fulfilling the qualification criteria will get a spot in the Elite category and free race entry. More information will be published soon.



March 23 - Announcement: Guiyang International Vertical Marathon on March 26  - Guiyang 

On short notice we are pleased to welcome a new member race in the Towerrunning Tour. The 1st Guiyang International Vertical Marathon will be organized by Guizhou  Permanent Power Sports supported by the Vertical Marathon Alliance, our partner at the upcoming Towerrunning World Championships in Guangzhou in June.

The race venue is the 298m high Guiyang Hunter  International Financial Center and athletes will have to climb 55 stories with 1308 stairs. Guiyang is located in the center of the province Guizhou in the South Western part of China in an altitide of more than 1000m and is surrounded by mountains. Interestingly the US partner city of Guiyang is Fort Worth in Texas, the twin city of Dallas, where we have just the day before another new Tour race, the Dallas Vert Mile.



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