An Up-Hill Battle For Runners

An Up-Hill Battle For Runners Skyscraper running is a race up the stairs at buildings standing between 48 and 421 meters tall. With the increased popularity of this sport, there are world records to be set and broken. A study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports analyzed running mechanics to determine the best strategy for success during one of these competitions.

True Strength Moment: It was determined that skyscraper athletes have the metabolic profile of middle distance runners. Those posting the best times tended to maintain a constant vertical speed and heart rate. Sudden accelerations and decelerations negatively impact race performance. Keep these observations in mind if you decide to compete in one of these events.
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