Running up and down stairs isn’t just an exercise anymore, it’s an official sport called vertical running. On August 3rd, Beijing held its first vertical running marathon in its tallest building, the China World Summit Wing Hotel. More than 600 participants ran up a total of 2,041 stairs (holy burning thighs that’s a lot of stairs), the fastest male runner completing it in 9 minutes and 55 seconds. Do we call this running? Check out sntv’s news coverage on the race (the dry and cheeky British humor is a plus).