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Kamila Chomanicova won the third edition of Beh Na Vezu in Levoca, Slovakia with another dominant performance.

The impressive Slovakian completed the pre-run and race up the 216 steps of St James’ Basilica in 1:06.68, missing her own course record by just one second.

Chomanicova has won each edition of the Beh Na Vezu, which began in 2019, and set the course record of 1:05.68 last year.

This win follows her similarly impressive victory at the Pyramidenkogel two weeks ago, and second-place finish at KoelnTurm Treppenlauf in Cologne, Germany in August.

The most active athlete on the reemerging international tower running scene, Chomanicova is fast establishing herself as the rising star of European stair racing.

She is on the start list for the Empire State Building Run-Up in October. But travel restrictions mean it’s currently very difficult for European athletes to secure entry to the USA, so her participation in the world’s longest-running stair race remains uncertain.

Kamila Chomaničová set a new course record on the stairs of St James’ Basilica in Levoca as she repeated her victory from last year.

The Slovakian clocked 1:05.68 as she ran up 216 stairs to the top of the church tower.

In doing so, Chomaničová took over four seconds off the winning time she set at last year’s inaugural event.

In the men’s division, Marek Šoltés also defended the crown he secured in 2019 with a record-breaking run.

Šoltés set a new fastest time of 53.82, eclipsing his previous best of 55.21.

The Slovakian needed to be quick, as his compatriot Stefan Stefina came within touching distance with a 55.36 finish.

Jozef Gura made it an all-Slovak podium, while Poland’s Kacper Mrowiec was fourth.

Beh na vežu 2020 results