Thursday, February 5, 2009

O'Regan storms the Empire State Building

John O'Regan, Le Chéile coach and athlete, added another unusual event to his long list of achievements.
On Tuesday (3rd Feb), John joined 249 other runners to complete the race to the top of the Empire State Building in New York.

This event involves athletes starting at the ground floor of the building and climbing the 86 floors (1576 steps, 320m in elevation) to the observation deck. John completed the race in just under 15 minutes, which anyone who has visited the building will appreciate is a fraction of the time required to queue to take the lift.

Well done John, another fine example of how fitness can be applied to the most unusual and challenging endeavours.
If you are interested in seeing a video of this gruelling event click here.

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