Australians win race to 91st floor of Taiwan's Taipei 101 skyscraper

Two Australians won the men's and women's titles in this year's race to the top of Taipei 101 (pictured).
Two Australians won the men's and women's titles in this year's race to the top of Taipei 101 (pictured). PHOTO: TRANSASIA AIRWAYS

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Two Australians won this year's race up Taiwan's tallest skyscraper on Sunday (May 7), climbing 2046 steps in the annual "Taipei 101 Run Up".

Some 4,500 runners from 36 countries took part in the race to the 91st floor of the Taipei 101 tower, which is among the tallest buildings in the world.

Australian Mark Bourne won the men's event with a time of 11 minutes, 24 seconds. Australian Suzy Walsham was the fastest woman with a time of 13 minutes, 36 seconds.