German, Aussie Win Empire State Building Run-Up

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Feb. 2, 2011

Germany's Thomas Dold is unbeatable up the empire state building. Photo: LA Times

Thomas Dold wins for sixth time in a row.

Thomas Dold of Stuttgart, Germany, won the men’s division of the 86-floor Empire State Building Run-Up for the sixth year in a row–posting a winning time of 10 minutes, 10 seconds, while Alice McNamara of Melbourne, Australia won the women’s division in 13:03.

“Probably one of the toughest things I’ve ever done,” McNamara said. “I had a max heart rate the whole way.”

For More: LA Times & Brisbane Times


Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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