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Vertical running with Vibram® FiveFingers®
Female winner wearing Vibram® footglove in the “Vertical World Circuit®” London stage.
After New York and Basel, the 2011 “Vertical World Circuit®” - the world’s first skyscraper racing circuit governed by the International Skyrunning Federation – headed for “Shelters’ Vertical Rush” on March 3 in the heart of London’s financial centre. Nearly 900 athletes raced up the 920 steps of Tower 42, currently the second highest building in the City of London. The 2011 ranking leader Cristina Bonacina from Italy, won the race in women category. As a fan of “barefoot” running trend, she wore, together with her countryman Dario Fracassi , Vibram FiveFingers® footglove, indispensable for optimum balance, stability, less impact and greater propulsion during building run-up . Next stop on the circuit will be Taipei 101 International Run Up Race on June 5 , where the athletes will scale the heights of the 101 Taipei Tower. Vertical World Circuit 2011_Races USA : Empire State Building Run Up, New York – February 1 (381m, 1.576 steps) Switzerland : Tower Running, Basel – February 12 (105m, 542 steps) Great Britain : Vertical Rush, London – March 3 (199m, 920 steps) China : 101 International Run Up Race, Taipei – June 5 (448m, 2.046 steps) Germany : Skyrun; Berlin - June 12 (150m, 770 steps) Italy : Vertical Sprint, Milan – September 25 (161 m, 866 steps) Singapore : Swissotel Vertical Marathon – November 13 (226m, 1.336 steps) Brazil : Nestlé Corrida Vertical, Sao Paolo – December 3 (145m, 765 steps)