Polish athlete wins Frankfurt Skyrun

George Tzokas
By George Tzokas
June 11, 2017World News
Polish athlete wins Frankfurt Skyrun

World tower running champion Piotr “Showtime” Lobodzinski scored again.

The Polish tower-runner topped the 61-story Frankfurt MesseTurm in 6:31 beating defending champion Christian Riedl by 12 seconds.

Lobodzinski was quickest up the German skyscraper in 2014.

He beat Riedl up the 836 stairs of Warsaw’s Rondo 1 on March 26.

Despite winning, the Polish champ wanted a better time.

I am a little disappointed, maybe I am first so I should be happy, but I hoped to run today faster,” said Lobodzinski. “My goal was the record 6:26, and I made 6:31, so six seconds slower than my plan was.”

Skyrunning is an organized sport with  regional and a world championship.

The 18-race series includes the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and Taipei 101.

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