Polish cyclist breaks world record in skyscraper step challenge
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish cyclist has broken his own world record by conquering 3,139 steps at the Taipei 101 tower, Taiwan.
Krystian Herba at the Taipei 101 tower. Photo: Facebook/Krystian Herba
It took Krystian Herba just two hours and 13 minutes to complete the challenge, mastering the second tallest skyscraper in the world.
The previous record for the most steps climbed on a bike in a high-rise building was 2,919, which Herba managed in February 2014 in Melbourne.
Photo: Facebook/Krystian Herba
''This was absolutely the most difficult challenge ever in my life, but definitely this is my biggest success,'' he told journalists after the Taipei epic.
Herba revealed that he had spent six months practising in his native city of Rzeszów, south east Poland. The extreme cyclist made repeated climbs of a 17-storey building there.
The 33-year old has been in the game since 1995, and besides winning several international competitions, he has conquered skyscrapers in many cities across the globe.
However, he is running out of heights to beat, as at present, only the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai stands taller that the Taipei 101 tower. (nh)
Source: telegraph.co.uk, taipeitimes.com