No elevator for athletes in Eiffel Tower vertical race

Reuters Paris, France Updated: Mar 14, 2019, 07:08 PM(IST)

Piotr Lobodzinski and Suzy Walsham battled high winds and lashing rain to retain their titles in the Eiffel Tower vertical race on Wednesday. The race in the form of a time trial with departures every 30 seconds saw 130 athletes eschew the elevators to race up the 1,665 steps of the tower, the most visited paid-for monument in the world.

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