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Subject: Up & Down-down under
From: Bob Givens
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 14:51:47 EDT
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From the wire service (Reuters) at my work this morning.....Thought it was
interesting so I'll share it with everybody...word for word.....
Sydney - An Australian endurance runner who spent 24 hours pounding up and
down stairs is waiting to learn whether or not he has broken a world record.
Pat Farmer, 36, spent a whole day running up and down the 87-floor Sydney
Tower in pursuit of the world vertical climbing record. Organizers said
Farmer covered a total of 101,934 stairrs when his time elapsed on Thursday
morning -- smashing the previous record. "No one's really managed to get too
far past 40,000 stairs before," promoter David Flaskas said. "He's basically
climbed Mount Everestt and back and he's done it for a very worthwhile cause."
Faskas said Farmer, who is raising money to combat autism was waiting for
confirmation from the Guinness Book of Records that he had set a new world
record. He said the existing record was set by a man in Chicago who was
allowed to catch a lift to the ground floor each time he reached the top.
(end of story)