thyssenkrupp’s Tower Hosts Tallest Stair Race in Germany

DW reported that 700 signed up for the thyssenkrupp TOWERRUN. It took place on September 16 in Rottweil, Germany, at the company’s 246-m-tall elevator testing tower. Spanning 1,390 steps, the race began at the ground and ended 232 m up at the observation deck.

CEO Andreas Schierenbeck, an avid runner himself, also trained in the tower for the run and had planned to take part. The event even included police academy students, elite runners and team runners. More impressive, though, is the fact that firefighters “ran up the tower wearing their full gear, including heavy respirators” as part of a “stress test,” the source reported. It stresses me just thinking about it!

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