Thomas Dold, 6-Time Stair-Climbing Champ, Would Get There Faster in an Elevator


Yesterday, we profiled the hot new craze “stair-climbing.” Since our coverage, the majority of Americans have been clamoring to find out more about this thrilling test of endurance. Unfortunately, ESPN and other major sports outlets have spent the day focusing on the Super Bowl (whatever that is). As the worldwide leader in stair-climbing news, we are thrilled to announce the winner of today’s Empire State Building Run-Up.

Congratulations Thomas Dold!

Mr. Dold is now the six-time Empire State Building Run-Up champion, matching his fiercest rival, Michael Jordan (albeit in a separate sport and championship structure).

It took the 26-year-old business consultant 10 minutes and 10 seconds to ascend New York’s tallest building to the 86th floor observation deck. That’s a full 9 minutes slower than a person riding in an elevator.

Six-Time Champ Sets Record at Empire State Building Run-Up [WNYC]

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