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Registration opens for Taipei 101 Run-up in May

Registration opens for Taipei 101 Run-up in May

2024-03-14

Most of the world’s marathons are held on terrain that varies from flat to hilly. But the Taipei 101 Vertical Marathon poses a different kind of challenge. The endurance athletes competing in the event push themselves to run up flight after flight of stairs to the very top of the skyscraper. This excruciating test of fitness was also selected as the Towerrunning World Association’s 2024 world championship race, an event that Taipei last held in 2018.

Competitors from around the world are running… up flight after flight of stairs. A test of endurance and strength. This footage is from last year’s Taipei 101 Vertical Marathon, which features 91 floors and 2,046 steps. The finish line is 390 meters above the ground.

Despite being well past 60 years old and running a financial news outlet, Hsieh Chin-ho is an avid amateur road race runner who’ll once again be competing in this year’s event, which is also called the Taipei 101 Run-up. Hsieh finished in just 28 minutes last year, and 64-year-old Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen finished one minute faster than Hsieh.

Hsieh Chin-ho
Wealth Magazine CEO
I’ve never pursued a certain PR. I’m just testing out my fitness, so if I run faster or run slower, none of that has ever mattered to me.

Chang Hsueh-shun
Taipei 101 chair
Before the pandemic, this championship race was extremely important to the world, because it was the site of the Towerrunning World Championships. This year the pandemic is over, which allows us to hold the world championship race event again. So, the race will probably get the world’s attention.

The Taipei 101 Vertical Marathon will be held on May 4 and registration begins on March 15. This is the second time Taipei 101 will serve as the venue of the Towerrunning World Association’s world championship race, so this year there will be two divisions: an open group and the TWA group, which will be more physically-taxing. The TWA group will start from ground level and then race up 91 floors, and then just one hour later they’ll run up 59 floors.

Chao Jui-chuan
2023 Taipei Run-up women’s winner
This time I just want to break my own PB, so for this year I hope I can place in the top 30.

Last year, Chao won the women’s division, and this year she is hoping to keep performing well as she competes against tower-running enthusiasts from around the world.

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台北101垂直馬拉松報名啟動! 謝金河.張景森是資深跑者

2024-03-14

台北101垂直馬拉松,受到疫情攪局三年,直到去年才恢復舉辦,今年是第二次舉辦是"世界冠軍賽",去年奪得女子組冠軍的趙瑞娟也將再度挑戰,而66歲的財訊董座謝金河和64歲的行政院政委張景森已經是資深跑者,他們今天(14)出席記者會,開玩笑說,志在參加,成績不重要啦。

各國選手衝衝衝,憑著過人耐力和肌力,完成去年舉辦的台北101垂直馬拉松,91層樓高,2046階,垂直高度就有390公尺。

年過60歲仍躍躍欲試休假愛跑步的財訊董座謝金河今年也將繼續參加,去年成績28分鐘完賽,行政院政委張景森,比他快一分鐘。

[[財訊董事長 謝金河]]
“從來沒有追求成績,我只是測試自己的體能,所以跑快跟跑慢,我從來不在意。

[[台北101董事長 張學舜]]
“這個冠軍賽在疫情前,是全世界非常重要的,一個登高冠軍賽,那我們今年疫情之後,再度啟動舉辦,所以應該是國際矚目”

台北101國際垂直馬拉松,今年5/4即將登場,報名3/15開跑。今年第二度舉辦世界登高積分巡迴賽,最高難度的TWA菁英組與一般登高不同,菁英選手得完成第一階段1-91樓,接著再完成第二階段1-59樓。

[[去年女子組冠軍 趙瑞娟]]
“這次就是想要破個人成績,所以今年的話,我想要讓自己的排名可以進到前30”

去年台灣選手勇奪女子組冠軍,今年期望自己能再接再厲,和各國登高賽好手一較高下。

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