By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Applications for participation in a race up Taiwan’s tallest
building will be accepted from noon on Friday, with 3,000 entrants in the individual event and 30 in the group event, organizers said on Tuesday.
The 13th Taipei 101 Run Up competition will take place on May 7, with a purse of nearly NT$1 million (US$33,000) up for grabs, according to the event organizers.
Participants will face the daunting challenge of climbing 2,046 stairs, or 390 meters, to the 91st floor of the building to finish the race.
Australian Paul Crake who clocked 10 minutes, 29 seconds and Austrian Andrea Mayr who finished in 12 minutes, 38 seconds in the inaugural event in 2005 remain the male and female record holders. Therefore, the organizers offer NT$200,000 in prize money to anyone who sets a new record, according to the event organizers. [FULL STORY]