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Wellington Third At Empire State Building Run-Up

  • By Paul Moore
  • Published February 10, 2012

Four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington finished third at the 35th edition of the Empire State Building Run-Up in a time of 13:15 (12:39).

Wellington, who only decided to enter the race 24 hours before it started, finished less than a minute behind the women’s winner Melissa Moon.

The race, which is an 86-story (1576 steps) climb to the observatory of one of the world’s most famous buildings, features a field of just 650 people.

Following the race, Wellington tweeted: Running up the Empire State Building was one of the hardest, but most exhilarating things i have ever done. And the view was amazing!

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Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Paul Moore is the Online Editor for Triathlete Europe. When not glued to a computer he can be found writing books - most recently Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports and The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges. Both are available on Amazon. Paul has also written Ultimate Triathlon: A complete training guide for long-distance triathletes which is also available on Amazon.