Athlete climbing Philadelphia stairs to break world record

    Chris Solarz is no slouch. The guy has run almost 200 marathons and ultra marathons, and he’s won six Philadelphia-based stair races.

    Tomorrow, Solarz faces a new self-imposed challenge: break the Guinness World Record for the “Greatest Vertical Height Climbed in 12 Hours.”

    Solarz will spend tomorrow racing up the stairs of Three Logan Square to beat the 1994 record set in Ohio: 26,712 ft. If he meets his personal goal, Solarz will surpass 29,029 ft., the height of Mount Everest’s peak above sea level.

    NewsWorks intern Monika Zaleska will tell us more about Solarz’ challenge later today.

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