Suzy Walsham and Mark Bourne led the way Wednesday night in New York City.
The Empire State Building Run up kicks off tonight.
The German covers 1576 steps in over 10 minutes.
A German man made it to the top first in under 11 minutes.
Gradual gains are key to a successful stairclimbing race.
They must sprint up 42 flights of stairs.
The short-track specialist has decided to go long.
He's new to running, but not to pain tolerance.