During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a rare occasion to see or hear news of our local athletes competing or breaking world records in tournaments.
But what seems impossible was eventually made possible – and one local athlete’s quest to be the best even ended on a sweet note.
According to Bernama, tower running athlete Soh Wai Ching broke the Guinness World Record for the greatest vertical height stair climbing in one hour.
It’s safe to say he’s emerged on top to claim his crown after completing his run at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuala Lumpur by clocking in an accumulated vertical running distance of 1.295km.
Soh broke the record previously held by David Robles Tapia of Spain, who clocked in a distance of 1.227 km in an hour.
Oh, the 26-year-old runner is also Asia’s number one tower running athlete, by the way.
Although Soh officially broke the world record, it may take sometime for his new record to be certified by Guinness.
Let’s all congratulate Soh!