By Elliot DeBruyn, Patrick Lozada
Some world records you have to see to understand.
It took only 1 hour, 21 minutes and 53 seconds for Polish cyclist Krystian Herba to hop up all 2,754 steps of the Shanghai World Financial Center. Pausing only for quick breaks on some landings, Krystian accomplished this impressive feat without touching the ground or the wall during the ascent. Krystian was accompanied by a team of personal trainers, friends, family, and even his pregnant girlfriend who followed him on his way up as she monitored his heart rate. Herba’s new record solidly beats out the previous record of 2,054 steps, set by a Columbian cyclist.
Camera: Elliot DeBruyn, Patrick Lozada
Editor: Elliot DeBruyn
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