May 09, 2013

Equal Prize money for males and females

Bourne and Belotti winners at Taipei
May 5, 2013

Taipei winners Valentina Belotti and Mark Bourne. (c) The Sporting RepublicAustralian Mark Bourne took the win in the men's Taipei 101 International Run Up this morning ahead of Piotr Lobodzinski of Poland and Christian Riedl of Germany.

Winning the event is Bourne’s second victory on the 2013 Vertical World Circuit, after winning the prestigious Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City earlier this year. The 29-year old Australian scaled the 2,046 steps from the lobby to the outdoor observation deck in a time of 10 minutes and 52 seconds, taking home the winning prize purse of NT$200,000.

In the women’s race, Italy’s Valentina Belotti climbed to her first win of the year, finishing in 12 minutes and 54 seconds, beating Antonella Confortola, also from Italy by 1 minute and 15 seconds. New Zealand’s Melissa Moon finished third with a time of 14 minutes and 11 seconds.
Belotti’s time was her personal best for the event as she also claimed the winning prize purse of NT$200,000.

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