Sturm wins final race of the German Towerrunning Cup

Posted: October 7, 2019 in News
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Michael Sturm towerrunning (2)

Michael Sturm put in a blistering run to secure victory at the final race of the German Towerrunning Cup in Hemer.

The Saalfelder LV athlete ran the 466-step course in 2:27, beating compatriot Görge Heimann by just two seconds. Course record holder and four-time winner Jeroen Vochteloo from the Netherlands took third spot in 2:34. Andreas Fruhmann (2:35) was fourth and Jens Brundieck was fifth (2:37).

Heading into the event, Sturm was sitting in fourth place in the Cup rankings with a tally of 304 points. Ahead of him were Christian Riedl (382), Andreas Fruhmann (322) and Lars Migge (321).

Hemeraner Treppenlauf

The outdoor staircase leading up to the Jübergturm

With Riedl absent from the final round, which offered 120 points for the winner, the Cup was up for grabs. Sturm had to win in order to be in with a chance of finishing top of the rankings, and hope that Fruhmann and Migge finished no higher than third place.

The official final standings are yet to be confirmed, but by our calculations Sturm has finished on top with 424 points and won the Towerrunning Germany Cup 2019 (TBC)

The unique Hemeran Treppenlauf starts on a straight outdoor staircase before runners head inside the Jübergturm observation tower to finish on the top platform.

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The Jübergturm observation tower in Hemer

Check out the full photo gallery of action from the Hemeraner Treppenlauf.

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