|Australian woman wins 5th Empire State Run-Up|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
NEW YORK — It was up, up, up and into the records books for Suzy Walsham at the annual Empire State Building Run-up on Wednesday night, as she won the women’s event for a record fifth time.
Walsham, an Australian who lives in Singapore, climbed 86 flights of stairs in 11 minutes, 57 seconds. Thorbjorn Ludvigsen, of Norway, won the men’s race in 10:06.
“That was a goal of mine coming here. No other female has won it more than four times and I wanted to be the first,” said Walsham, 40.
Ludvigsen, 25, came in second at last year’s race.
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