Walsham and Lobodzinski win in Dubai

Posted: February 3, 2019 in News
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Tower running world champions Suzy Walsham and Piotr Lobodzinski won at the Almas Tower Vertical Run in Dubai on Saturday.

The race up the 1,600 steps of the Almas Tower, the seventh tallest building in Dubai, was the first in 2019 for both tower runners.

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Almas Tower, Dubai (courtesy Jorge Ferrari)

In the absence of any other leading international tower runners, the pair cruised to practically uncontested victories.

Lobodzinski was fastest overall on the day with a winning time of 7:50. It was the fourth year in a row the Polish star has won the event, and his winning performance bagged him a handsome prize of around ยฃ2,000.

Lobodzinski Dubai Almas Tower 2019

Lobodzinski celebrates outside the Almas Tower, Dubai

In what was her 100th stair climb victory, in 12 years of tower running, Suzy Walsham finished an impressive second overall as she reached the top in 9:21, a split second faster than the second-fastest man, Belgium’s Christophe Huybrighs.

It was a huge course record for the Australian, too. The previous best time of 9:50 having been set in 2018 by Italy’s Valentina Belotti.

 

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Great way to start the year with a win (and second overall behind @towerrunner ) at #almastower Vertical Run in Dubai. A milestone race for me as it also marked a century of wins in stair racing! ๐Ÿ’ฏ Itโ€™s been a challenging, fun and rewarding 12 years racing in the stairs and thereโ€™s still plenty more to come! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”#winner #100wins #towerrunning #stairrunning #verticalrunning #theonlywayisup #moretocome #keeppushing #motivated #determination #neverstoptrying #nike #nikeracer #alpnutrition #alpnutritionasia #alpnutritionsport #chiroworksathlete #chiroworkssg #justdoit (๐Ÿ“ท @cosfit_uae )

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It’s a great start to the season for the pair. The next race they will be at again together will be La Verticale de la Tour Eiffelย in Paris on 13th March, where each will be looking to win the event for the fifth straight time.

Almas Tower Vertical Run 2019 full results

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