Business as usual For Alston, Workman and Ruvalcaba

Posted: March 23, 2015 in News
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This weekend had us hyped with some huge races and big names all gunning for victory. There’s a lot to get through so we’ll jump straight into it with Saturday’s results.

It might be a bit early to start referring to it as “The Streak”, but Troy “The Future” Alston certainly seems to be on his way to creating something special down in Florida. It is now four comprehensive wins in a row for Alston in 2015. He took victory on Saturday at the Bank of America Plaza in Tampa, scaling the 892 stairs in 4:57. He was the only person on the day to go sub-five minutes. The fastest lady on the day in Tampa was Lindsey “Cheetara” Kelly, finishing in 6:24.


“The Future” taking the first steps to victory at a race earlier this year!

Over in Milwaukee, WI, they were taking on the Power Hour challenge on the U.S. Bank Center‘s 1,034 stairs. “The Punisher” Liz Ruvalcaba proved her impressive speed is equally matched by her endurance as she managed seven climbs to take overall victory on the day. Taking second place with six climbs was Josh “Oh Captain, My Captain” Duncan, which follows on from an impressive third place at the Presidential Towers event a couple of weeks back. A mere 14 seconds separated him from “The Steel Oath” Jason Larson who finished third, also with six climbs. Larson is having a brilliant run of performances lately, especially given that he has been doubling up with races on Saturdays and Sundays.

In New York city, climbers were at One Penn Plaza for the 5th Fight For Air Climb. “The Schenectady Express” Alex Workman chalked up another impressive victory, with Brooklynite David “Personal Trainer to the Gods” Roeske coming in second. Roeske was first in Denver about a month ago, so is looking strong this year. Taking third place and making sure it was an all New York podium was “The Beast from the East” Stephen Marsalese. The Beast held off a strong push from “The Emperor” Paul Curley to earn his medal, which must have felt great after Curley pipped him to victory in last years’ event.


Some of the Tower Masters team from the race at One Penn Plaza. Workman (front left) with “The Beast from the East” behind him (centre left).

Well done to all who braved the stairs this Saturday.

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