The Empire State Building hosts the annual race, presented by Turkish Airlines and powered by the Challenged Athletes Foundation

Photos/videos of the race can be downloaded here.

Notable runners in this year’s race included TV host Nev Schulman and Iraq War Veteran Anthony Smith

NEW YORK, October 7, 2022 /CNW/ — The Empire State Building (ESB) today hosted the 44e Annual Run-Up, presented by Turkish Airlines and powered by Challenged Athletes Foundation (CIF). In several designated rounds, 374 runners from around the world climbed the 1,576 steps to reach the finishing line on the iconic Building 86e Ground Observatory.

“We are inspired every year by the athletes around the world who train and compete in this ultimate test of endurance,” said Jean-Yves Ghazipresident of the Empire State Building Observatory. “A big congratulations to all who came to the “The most famous building in the world“to participate in state of the empire Building launch.”

Soh Wai Ching of Malaysia took first place in the Elite Men category with a time of 10:44, finishing ahead of Ryoji Watanabe of Japan and Fabio Ruga of Italy. This is ESBRU’s second straight win for the 28-year-old.

“I’m so happy to be here to compete again. This is my second win and I improved my time,” said Wai Ching. “I hope to be back next year and improve my time [again].”

Cindy Harris of Indianapolis, In. finished first in the Women’s Elite heat with a time of 13:56, ahead of Shari Klarfeld of Plainview, NY and Maria Elisa La Pez Pimentel of Mexico. It was Harris’ 24e Run-Up and sixth victory. She beat her 2021 time by 14:01.

“I feel really good and very lucky to be doing this for so long,” Harris said. “[Running this race] means a lot, especially this competition because it was very tight.”

Host “Catfish” Nev Schulman ran in this year’s celebrity heat. Other rounds of the race featured commercial real estate brokers, Empire State Building tenants and members of the media.

Challenged Athletes Foundation was the official charity partner of ESBRU with a designated race for struggling athletes and CAF supporters to raise funds to support those with physical difficulties and their access to sport. CAF athlete Anthony Smitha Iraq veteran with an arm amputee, finished the race with a time of 56:05.

Turkish Airlines, Turkey the national flag carrier and airline that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other, has returned for its fourth year as the Run-Up’s title sponsor. The event was produced by NYCRUNS, the world’s largest running event management company. New York Metropolitan area.

Tonight the The empire state building the lights of the world famous tower shone red and white to celebrate the 44e Annual Run-Up.

High resolution images and videos can be downloaded here.

More information on the state of the empire Building launch can be found online.

About Empire State Building

The empire state buildingthere “The most famous building in the world“, property of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT: NYSE), soars 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to aerial. The $165 million reimagining of the state of the empire Build an observatory experiment creates an all-new experience with a guest-only entrance, an interactive museum with nine galleries and a redesigned 102n/a Ground Observatory with bay windows. The journey to the famous 86e Ground Observatorythe only 360-degree open-air observatory with a view of New York and beyond, orients visitors throughout their New York City experience and covers everything from the building’s iconic history to its current place in pop culture. Learn more at www.esbnyc.com. Declared “America’s Favorite Building” speak American Institute of Architectsthe most popular travel destination in the world according to Uber, the number 1 attraction in United States in Tripadvisor’s 2022 Travelers List Best choice of the Best, and the #1 New York City A Lonely Planet attraction, it welcomes more than 4 million visitors from around the world every year.

Since 2011, the building has been powered entirely by renewable wind electricity, and its many floors primarily house a wide range of office tenants such as LinkedIn and Shutterstock, as well as retail options like STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi and Starbucks. For more information and tickets to the Observatory Experience, visit esbnyc.com or follow building instructions Facebook, Twitter, instagramWeibo, YoutubeWhere ICT Tac.

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