By: Huang Chiao-wen, Ku Chuan and Kay Liu
Taipei, May 1 (CNA) Colombian Frank Carreño and Australian Alice McNamara won the men’s
and women’s events, respectively, in this year’s Taipei 101 Run Up Sunday.
Carreño, who was taking part in the race for the first time, finished the 91-floor, 2,046-step climb in 11:47.24, eight seconds ahead of the runner-up, Italian Emanuelle Manzi, who also finished second last year.
McNamara, meanwhile, clocked 14:23.91 to clinch the women’s title and said afterward in a Twitter post: “Pleased to have got this one! -16secs from 2014 (14:23) and finally the win!”
Carreño and McNamara each won a trophy and a cash prize of NT$38,000 (US$1,177.02), but neither of them broke the records set in 2005, when Paul Crake of Australia clocked 10:29 and Austria’s Andrea Mayr finished in 12:38 in the inaugural event in Taiwan’s tallest building. [FULL STORY]