Soh sets new course record at Willis Tower

Posted: November 9, 2021 in News
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Soh Wai Ching has set a new course record of 12.57 at the 105-floor Willis Tower in Chicago.

The Malaysian star became only the second person to have run the course’s 2,109 steps in under 13 minutes, as he took a second off the previous record of 12.58 set by Colombia’s Frank Nicolas Carreno in 2017.

Mark Henderson and Ezra Mullen battled it out for the remaining podium spots with Henderson eventually edging it with his 16.22 finish enough to see off Mullen’s 16.40.

In the women’s division, Rosalyn Russell (fourth at the ESBRU last month) took the win in 18.48. Jill Paha (19.54) and Verity Rees (19.56) both clocked personal best times in their super-close battle for second spot.

The win rounds off an impressive few weeks racing in America for Soh, who also took victory at the Empire State Building Run-Up last month.

Victory in Chicago came after he secured a double event win in Detroit less than 24 hours before. At the Gift of Adoption Michigan Stair Climb at Southfield Town Center, Soh destroyed the previous course record up the 522-step building – taking it down to 2.22 from the previous best of 3.13 – before putting in a fantastic one-hour tour de force of 15 climbs to win the Power Hour event.

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