Monday, February 08, 2010


Excuse me while I run upstairs

In case you’ve wondered how long it might take to run up the stairs — 86 floors — of the Empire State Building, the answer, revealed in the results of the Empire State Building Run-Up, is 10 minutes and 16 seconds.

At least, if you’re a world-record holder, like Thomas Dold, from Germany.

616 seconds to run up 1,576 steps, comes to about two and a half steps a second. More, probably, because that doesn’t figure in the landings.

Forgive me, but I think I’ll use the elevator.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Thank you! It wasn't actually something I was wondering, but glad to have the knowledge all the same.

I was wondering how much longer it might take myself to get up those stairs, and after 4 seconds realize the point is moot, as I would never make it...

Of course, if I'm ever in New York.. I'll take the opportunity to not bother finding out, thank you very much :)