While we were busy running the Standard Chartered Marathon on Friday, 220 people ran a stair-climbing marathon spanning over 64 floors. The stair-climbing marathon is a vertical marathon that takes place at the base of Almas Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers. Just to put things in perspective, the winner sprinted 1600 stairs in eight minutes. He took home a well deserved prize money of 10,000 Dhs in the men’s category of Vertical Run 2017. If you’re embarassed about spending your Friday slopped on the bed, you have company in me! Kudos to Piotr Lobodzinski who is now inspiration enough to drag me out of my bed on Fridays! This should be inspiration enough for you as well, to take the stairs and ditch the lift. If the metro station is at a walking distance from your home, why not try walking the distance? You can and you should!
-Disha (Project Intern)