Top runners from around the world were among 500 contestants who competed last Saturday in the 2015 Guangzhou International Vertical Marathon in the Canton Tower, the 3rd tallest skyscraper in the world. The event culminated a series of 15 qualifying competitions over a period of six months.
Winning the upward race was Piotr Lobodzinski, with a time of 15 minutes and 15 seconds. The women's champion was Brooke Logatops, who completed the ascent in 18 minutes and 54 seconds. The best time by a Chinese runner was Ou Jiajing, at 16 minutes and 5 seconds, and the fastest Chinese woman was Fan Fengjuan, at 19 minutes and 13 seconds.
(By Cassie Lin, Louis Berney)