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October 28 - Race Report - Carrera Towerrunning KOI Sky Residencies - Monterrey - Torre KOI 

A total of 150 women and men challenged the climbing of over 1400 steps at a gigantic building in Monterrey, competing in the Towerunning Torre KOI 2017 race. At the stroke of 6:00 pm, the group of participants from the vertical race started the competition in the great mass of steel and glass with an altitude of 279 meters, currently the third highest buildingin Latin America. The organizers stressed that this is the first time they run in a building of this great height in Mexico. In the category of 1400 steps, in the women's category the winner was Rocío Carrera Clemente, with a time of 9:20 and in the male category, Gustavo Isaac Mendoza, with 8:08. Athletes started  in 15 second intervals. The president of the Mexican Federation of Towerrunning, Roberto Velázquez, stressed that "it is the tallest building that runners have risen today, and not only from Mexico but from Latin America, the third highest by the type of structure. "I think the runners had fun and I think it was an excellent test." He pointed out: "As a federation, it is our goal to have a new sport in Mexico, but one that already has 40 years in the world, and we want it to be become a way of life for Mexicans. "The director recommended that" - instead of using the elevator, better climb stairs, when you go to your office and to do so as a way of everyday life. He said that Towerrunning, is an excellent sport suitable for the whole family and greatly helping to combat obesity and sedentary lifestyle effectively. Find pictures: Start  Stairs   Finish 



October 9 - Reminder - Preregistration for La Verticale Tour Eiffel 2018  

The 4th edition of La Verticale de La Tour Eiffel will be staged on March 15, 2018 in Paris.

Entry to this iconic night race is strictly restricted to 129 slots reflecting the number of years since its opening in 1889. At this venue 112 years ago the first documented race in Towerrunning history took place.

If you want to challenge the current ranking leaders Suzy Walsham and Piotr Lobodzinski going for their 4th win, you have to preregister until November 10th. After selection of elite racers all other preregistered athletes will enter the lottery.

Link to Preregistration

Get a feeling for this exciting race by watching the 2017 Eurosport Video.



October 2: Announcement of Towerrunning 200 - Dec 8 - Bogota - Ascenso Torre Colpatria          

The final Towerrunning 200 race for 2017 will be held at Torre Colpatria in Bogota, Colombia on Friday 8th December, 2017.  The building, at 192m high, is the tallest in Colombia and the high altitude of 2,700m makes the ascent particularly challenging, especially for the international athletes. This will be the 13th staging of the famous Carrera Ascenso Torre Colpatria race, which attracts thousands of local participants, including some of Colombia’s best athletes. There will be 6 000 Euro in prize money waiting for the best male and female runners:1st – 1 250 Euro, 2nd – 1 000 Euro, 3rd – 750 Euro

The race organizer  and the TWA are pleased to offer travel packages for 4 athletes ( overseas ) comprising 800 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 nights of accommodation including breakfast and travel packages for 2 athletes ( Pan America) comprising 400 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 nights of accommodation including breakfast. The travel packages will be awarded to TOP 30 ranked applicants in September 2017 ranking update using the official TWA elite application system.

Interested athletes can apply from Monday, October 2 until Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10pm CET by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com .



September 12: Announcement of Towerrunning 200 - November 26 - Shanghai - Shanghai Tower          

TWA is proud to announce the „ world record breaking“  Towerrunning Tour event. On Sunday, November 26th, 2017 the first edition of  International Vertical Marathon race will be staged at the Shanghai Tower in Shanghai. Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world with a height of 632 meters. The runners will climb for the first time ever over 500 vertical meter. Exactly 119 floors and 552 meters !!! It will be an amazing experience and a step to a new heights in our sport.

There will be 9 000 Euro in prize money waiting for the best male and female runners:
1st – 1 500 Euro, 2nd – 1 250 Euro, 3rd –  1 000 Euro, 4th – 750 Euro

The race organizer  and the TWA are pleased to offer travel packages for 10 athletes comprising 600 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 nights of accommodation including breakfast. The travel packages will be awarded to TOP 30 ranked applicants in August 2017 ranking update using the official TWA elite application system. Interested athletes can apply from Tuesday, September 12 until Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10pm CET by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com .The selected athletes will get the 600 Euro travel reimbursement in advance from TWA once they finally confirm their participation. (pic ®Casper Shaw)     



September 10 - Final Results Towerrunning 160 VBB             
Vienna - Donauturm Treppenlauf - Danube Tower - Sep 8
Brno - AZ Tower Vertical Sprint - AZ Tower - Sep 9
Bratislava - UFO Vertical Sprint - UFO - Sep 10

Results Vienna: https://towerrunning.com/resultsarchive/2017/VieRes.pdf
Results Brno: https://towerrunning.com/resultsarchive/2017/BrnoRes.pdf
Results Bratislava: https://towerrunning.com/resultsarchive/2017/BratislavaRes.pdf

Three cities - three towers - three races - three Ladies on podium three times in same order !
Final Result Females
The decider at UFO saw a win of defending champion Tomas Celko beating Piotr Lobodzinski again in his home tower.
Final Result Males

Race report, pictures and video coming ....



September 9 - Intermediate Results after day 2 Towerrunning 160 VBB     
Vienna - Donauturm Treppenlauf - Danube Tower - Sep 8
Brno - AZ Tower Vertical Sprint - AZ Tower - Sep 9

Results Vienna: http://timingdata.info/TimeNet.Web/runs/frantisektoman/1
Results Brno: http://timingdata.info/TimeNet.Web/runs/frantisektoman/2

After two races with exactly the same podium for the females everything seems to be decided. But while favourite Suzy Walsham (AUS) at Vienna's Danube Tower won by a comfortable 7 seconds, at AZ Tower Zuzana Krchova (CZE) was less than a second away from a surprising win. Veronika Windisch (AUT) managed to secure her first podium ranks in a Towerrunning Tour event.
https://towerrunning.com/worldc…/VBB%20Day%202%20Females.pdf
For the males the final race at UFO will be the ultimate decider between ranking leader Piotr Lobodzinski (POL) and defending champion Tomas Celko (SVK), who placed 1 and 2 in different order at the two venues. Open is the race for 3rd between Frank Nicolas Carreno (COL - 3rd at AZ Tower), Stefan Stefina (SVK - 3rd at Danube Tower) and Martin Tomica (CZE)
.https://towerrunning.com/worldcup/VBB%20Day%202%20Males.pdf



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