2019 PAFC International Vertical Marathon Masters

Writer: Liu Xudong, Wang Haolan  | Editor: Holly Wang  | From:  | Updated: 2019-05-27

The cloud-capped Ping An International Finance Center (PAFC) in Futian CBD in Shenzhen had 116 of its floors conquered by tower runners in the 2019 PAFC International Vertical Marathon Masters yesterday morning.

Some 400 contestants from 17 nationalities set out for the finish line on the 116th floor after Daniel Cecetka, president of the Towerrunning World Association (TWA), fired the starting gun.

Both the men’s and women’s crowns for this year’s edition went to domestic runners. Liu Zhisen, an ex-serviceman who embarked on tower running in 2016, finished the 3,201-stair ascent in 19 minutes and 52 seconds, while Jian Muhua, a female student from Xi’an Jiaotong University, overtook the top-seeded runner, Suzy Walsham from Australia, to finish the race in 23 minutes and 6 seconds.