A total of some 1,500 vertical runners and citizens ran up from the Arena square on the bottom floor to the 123rd floor of South Korea’s tallest building, in Songpa-gu, Seoul.
Twenty-four professional vertical runners -- 12 men and 12 women -- participated in the elite competition.
Piotr Lobodzinski from Poland and Suzy Walsham from Australia came in first, at 15 minutes 53 seconds and 18 minutes 45 seconds, respectively.
|Participants in the 2018 Lotte World Tower International Sky Run pass the 102nd floor during their run up to the 123rd floor.|
|A rescue worker from Seoul 119 Special Rescue Service arrives at the finish line.|
|Suzy Walsham, a vertical runner from Australia, celebrates coming in first place among women participants at the 2018 Lotte World Tower International Sky Run.|
|Piotr Lobodzinski, a vertical runner from Poland, celebrates coming in first place among male participants in the 2018 Lotte World Tower International Sky Run.|
The Sky Run at Lotte World Tower is the world’s highest Vertical World Circuit with a total of 2,917 stairs to climb.
Proceeds from the race entry fees go to ChildFund Korea.
Photos by Yonhap
Written by Cho Yun-myung (email@example.com)