Hanoi, Vietnam, 18th April 2015 – Rolf Majcen of Austria won the third edition of the Hanoi Vertical Run on Saturday, setting the overall fastest time up Landmark 72 – Vietnam’s tallest building.
Winning the event is Majcen’s first outright victory in Hanoi. The Austrian finished in a time of 10 minutes and 38 seconds to take home the overall title.
‘This is my third time in Vietnam, so I am very happy to have come here and have won this great race in such a historic city. The highlight is the fantastic view over Hanoi when reaching the finish line. I hope to come back next year to defend my title.’ Majcen said.
Koos Hagg of USA was placed second, clocking 12 minutes and 39 seconds. Hugo Page of Canada came third in 13 minutes and 11 seconds.
In the women’s division, Australia’s Cindy Reid climbed to her first win of the year, finishing in 14 minutes 33 seconds, beating USA’s Samantha Young by 53 seconds.
“Having trained so hard for this race, it is the sweetest victory.” she said. “I had to dig deep today to win. To be crowned the Hanoi Vertical Run champion is a great honour.”
Jacqueline Schmid of Switzerland finished third in 16 minutes 36 seconds.
Guest-of-Honour, Maria-Helene Fuch, Deputy Head of Mission of the Austrian Embassy in Hanoi, was in attendance to witness the event.
Vietnam’s only stair climbing race was selected as an Exhibition Race on the 2015 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the world’s premier skyscraper racing circuit, uniting some of the world’s most iconic skyscraper races, including the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City.
1st: Rolf Majcen, Austria: 10 minutes 38 seconds
2nd: Koos Hagg, USA: 12 minutes 39 seconds
3rd: Hugo Page, Canada: 13 minutes 1 seconds
1st: Cindy Reid, Australia: 14 minutes 33 seconds
2nd: Samantha Young, USA: 15 minutes 26 seconds
3rd: Jacqueline Schmid, Switzerland: 16 minutes 36 seconds
Vertical World Circuit: www.verticalrunning.org
Event Website: www.runhanoi.com