MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Wednesday marks the annual run to the top of the Empire State Building, a race that’s been held each year since 1978.READ MORE: Driver Killed In 3-Car Crash In Chaska
Runners from around the world race up the 1,575 stairs, starting in the lobby and racing up to the 86th floor. Paul Crake holds the current men’s record of 9 minutes, 33 seconds.READ MORE: Carl Williams Accused Of Kidnapping Woman From Gas Station, Sexually Assaulting Her
Since that race is invitation-only, we decided to have a race of our own right here in the WCCO studios. Jamie Yuccas challenged Jason DeRusha, who was recently on the cover of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine sporting his wonderful sweatband.MORE NEWS: St. Paul Students Plan Walkout Over District's Response To COVID Pandemic
Watch the video report to see how the race ended up.