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For years Australian tower runners have been among the very best in the world, winning multiple titles and setting untouchable records.

The performance of Aussie athletes at the Empire State Building Run-Up is particularly impressive. From Geoff Case and Belinda Soszyn in the 1990s to Paul Crake and Suzy Walsham throughout the 2000s.

To celebrate the national day (26th January) of the home of these incredible tower runners we’ve put together a video of all the winning Australian athletes at the ESBRU from Craig Logan in 1988 to Suzy Walsham in 2019.

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1978 Gary Muhrke (USA) 12:32 Marcy Schwam (USA) 16:04
1979 Jim Rafferty (USA) 12:19  Nina Kuscsik (USA) 15:03
1980 Jim Ochse (USA) 12:20  Nina Kuscsik (USA) 14:39 (ESBRU history 1978-1980)
1981 Peter Squires (USA) 10:59  Nina Kuscsik (USA) 14:44
1982 Jim Ochse (USA) 11:41  Mary Beth Evans (USA) 13:34
1983 Al Waquie (USA) 11:36  Burke Koncelik (USA) 13:40 (ESBRU history 1981-1983)
1984 Al Waquie (USA) 11:29  Isabelle Carmichael (USA) 13:32
1985 Al Waquie (USA) 11:42  Janine Aiello (USA) 13:14
1986 Al Waquie (USA) 11:26.13  Janine Aiello (USA) 13:18.32
1987 Al Waquie (USA) 11:56  Janet Wendle (USA) 15:12 (ESBRU history 1984-1987)
1988 Craig Logan (AUS) 11:29  Janine Aiello (USA) 13:42
1989 Robin Rishworth (AUS) 11:08  Suzanne Malaxos (AUS) 12:24
1990 Scott Elliot (USA) 10:47  Suzanne Malaxos (AUS) 12:27 (ESBRU history 1988-1990)
1991** Geoff Case (AUS) 10:13  Corliss Spencer (USA) 11:32
1992** Geoff Case (AUS) 09:33  J’ne Day-Lucore (USA) 12:00
1993 Geoff Case (AUS) 10:18  Sue Case (AUS) 12:42 (ESBRU history 1991-1993) – indoor finish, exact number of floors TBD but likely 86.
1994** Darrin Eisman (USA) 9:37  Belinda Soszyn (AUS) 11:36
1995 Kurt König (GER) 10:39  Michelle Blessing (USA) 13:03
1996 Kurt König (GER) 10:44  Belinda Soszyn (AUS) 12:19
1997 Kurt König (GER) 10:22  Belinda Soszyn (AUS) 12:32 (ESBRU history 1994-1997)
1998 Terry Purcell (AUS) 10:49 Cindy Moll (USA) 14:17 – race report
1999 Paul Crake (AUS) 10:15  Angela Sheean (AUS) 13:23 – race report
2000 Paul Crake (AUS) 9:53  Cindy Moll (USA) 12:51 – race report
2001 Paul Crake (AUS) 9:37  Cindy Moll (USA) 12:45 – race report
2002 Paul Crake (AUS) 9:40  Kerstin Harbich (GER) 12:46 – race report
2003 Paul Crake (AUS) 9:33*  Cindy Moll (USA) 13:06 – race report
2004 Rudolf Reitberger (AUT) 10:37  Andrea Mayr (AUT) 12:08 – race report
2005 Rudolf Reitberger (AUT) 10:24  Andrea Mayr (AUT) 11:51 – race report
2006 Thomas Dold (GER) 10:19  Andrea Mayr (AUT) 11:23* – race report
2007 Thomas Dold (GER) 10:25  Suzy Walsham (AUS) 13:12 – race report
2008 Thomas Dold (GER) 10:08  Suzy Walsham (AUS) 12:44 – race report
2009 Thomas Dold (GER) 10:07  Suzy Walsham (AUS) 13:27 – race report
2010 Thomas Dold (GER) 10:16 Melissa Moon (NZL) 13:13 – results
2011 Thomas Dold (GER) 10:10 Alice McNamara (AUS) 13:03 – results
2012 Thomas Dold (GER) 10:28 Melissa Moon (NZL) 12:39 – results
2013 Mark Bourne (AUS) 10:12 Suzy Walsham (AUS) 12:05 – results
2014 Thorbjorn Ludvigsen (NOR) 10:06 Suzy Walsham (AUS) 11:57 – indoor finish on 86th floor, so slightly shorter course – results
2015 Christian Riedl (GER) 10:16 Suzy Walsham (AUS) 12:30 – results
2016 Darren Wilson (AUS) 10:36 Suzy Walsham (AUS) 12:19 – results
2017 Piotr Lobodzinski (POL) 10:31 Suzy Walsham (AUS) 12:11 – results
2018 Frank Carreno (COL) 10:50 Suzy Walsham (AUS) 12:56 – results
2019 Piotr Lobodzinski (POL) 10:05 Suzy Walsham (AUS) 12:18 – results

* course record
** course shortened to 80 floors, instead of traditional 86, due to construction

Find out all the winners from other events around the world in our historical tower running results database.

For years Australian tower runners have been among the very best in the world, winning multiple titles and setting untouchable records.

The performance of Aussie athletes at the Empire State Building Run-Up is particularly impressive. From Geoff Case and Belinda Soszyn in the 1990s to Paul Crake and Suzy Walsham throughout the 2000s.

To celebrate the national day (26th January) of the home of these incredible tower runners we’ve put together a video of all the winning Australian athletes at the ESBRU from Craig Logan in 1988 to Suzy Walsham in 2018.