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Posted On: 30 March 2012 02:21 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Torch Doha staircase run tomorrow

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Hopefuls at the inaugural Staircase Run at the Torch Doha Hotel, which is the first of its kind to be held here, have been eagerly preparing for tomorrow’s event. The participants have seized the opportunity to practice running up the Torch Doha staircase to test not only their fitness levels but also their stamina ahead of the official race. The Torch Doha Staircase Run follows on the footsteps of many other important buildings around the world including the Empire State Building in New York and the Berlin Sky Run in Germany. The event has already proven to be hugely successful with all places quickly snapped up within 36 hours after the original announcement. The 19-floor trial was only a small taste of what the contestants will be required to complete this weekend. A total of 1,304 steps and 51 floors await the group of runners; almost triple that of pre-run’s challenge. Stair climbing is one of the most grueling sports, requiring competitors to move their entire body weight vertically, instead of horizontally. World-class athletes from running and cycling regularly compete in such events and some have specialized in stair climbing races only. The Torch Staircase Run is being organized in partnership between Aspire Logistics, The Torch Doha Hotel and Aspetar Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital. THE PENINSULA