The view from the top of the Empire State Building is more spectacular when you skip the elevator, says Sally Kalksma, who races up skyscrapers in a little-known sport known as "tower running," or competitive stair climbing. The Pine Beach, N. Her fastest time up the 1, steps?
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The climbs begin with a chaotic free-for-all in a dusty stairwell where about 20 competitors wait for the "Go! Kalksma, who has Richmond speed dating. multiple myeloma, Pinf has her eye on the iconic winding metal staircase of the Eiffel Tower, one of hundreds of skyscrapers Mobile sex date Pine beach New Jersey towers across the world open to stair climbers.
With more than 50 competitive stair climbs behind her, Kalksma, 55, will be the only American in that invitation-only race in Paris on March 15, Kalksma, mother of three grown children, previously organized 5-K races at the Jersey Shore.
She began stair climbing nine years ago, soon after she was diagnosed with cancer of the blood. A few months later she lost her husband to melanoma.
Vertical racing tests her grit, her ability to overcome burning lungs, aching leg muscles, and exhaustion.
The Towerrunning World Association says the sport is gaining in popularity. Races are held at about towers, skyscrapers, and outdoor stadiums in 55 countries. More Mobile sex date Pine beach New Jerseyathletes participate, according to its website. Michael Reichetzeder, the association's founder and sports director, said interest has been stoked by Adult looking real sex Wyomissing that use stair climbing races as fundraisers.
Runners and marathon racers have discovered stair climbing is better for their knees and have joined in, he said. Another reason?
People always want to go up, and to the highest point. And you get to learn some exciting buildings," he said. Unlike at the Empire State Building, most of the contests stagger the racers at the start, allowing one to go up at Mobile sex date Pine beach New Jersey time every three or 10 or 20 seconds. She was ranked 27 th worldwide in the sez division then, he said.
Last year, Kalksma had to drop out to undergo chemotherapy and prepare for a stem cell transplant. She said she is writing a book on stair climbing Blandville-WV sex personals beating adversity.
It will be called Life Gets in the Way.
She said Kalksma talked her into taking up the sport a few years ago: About beacg week after she returns from Paris, Kalksma plans to scale the story Comcast building in Philadelphia.
Elsewhere, she has raised funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and other charities.
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David Hanley, who heads the U. Stair Climbing Association, said Kalksma was ranked 13th among U. She is among the 40, stair climbers who participate in at least one race a year inside buildings across the country.
Kalksma said one firefighter dared her to put on his gear and climb with it at one of the tower Mobilf in New York. To train for climbs, Kalksma runs up a five-story parking garage stairway adjacent to the Ocean County Board of Elections in Toms River, where she works.
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The Recounts. At the garage last week, Kalksma demonstrated her techniques. Usually she takes two steps at a time.
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