One helluva climb

In its 40th year, the Empire State Building Run-Up challenges runners up 86 flights, or 1,576 stairs. Here's how Guardian US production editor Tom Gottlieb fared against the record holders.

Men's recordMens'
record

Paul Crake

Australia, 2003'03

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Women's recordWomen's
record

Andrea Mayr

Austria, 2006'06

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Guardian recordGuardian
record

Tom Gottlieb

US, 2017'17

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Source: Empire State Building Run-Up | Graphic: Jan Diehm & Rich Harris/The Guardian