No dia do aniversário de São Paulo aconteceu a única prova do Circuito Mundial de Corrida Vertical em solo brasileiro. O palco da prova foi o prédio da Abril com seus 30 andares e 149 metros de altura.
5º colocado geral elite masculino e CAMPEÃO entre os brasileiros(3min.38seg.)
Resultado oficial masculino, observando que os atletas de elite percorreram 30 andares!
"Corrida Vertical Sao PauloThis race announced as final event of the Vertical World Circuit originally was scheduled in December and in another building. Finally some international top athletes had to climb Edificio Abril in Sao Paulo on January 25.As is common procedure in buildings of this kind the finish at the very top - the heliport - was restricted to the elites.Starting every 30 seconds with a horn blow on the street before the tower, through the lobby and into the stairwell the runners climbed up sometimes on marble stairs and finally sprinted out in the open on the heliport to the finish line.
Female winner was 2009 World Mountain Running Champion Valentina Belotti(ITA) in 3:53 beating Kristin Frey(USA) with 4:15 and Cristina Bonacina(ITA) 4:33. No chance for for the home runners.
The male race was a clear story too. Thomas Dold(GER) needed 3:03 and so was 11 seconds faster than Omar Bekkali(BEL). On 3rd one second behind Fabio Ruga(ITA). Not too happy with his race was Matthias Jahn(GER) who took 4th in 3:27. The next places went to the best home athlete Evander Franco(BRA) and Norbert Lechner(AUT)".
Muito obrigado ao Ricardo Ziehlsdorff da Corre Brasil Eventos organizador da 1ª Corrida Vertical Balneário Camboriú e idealizador do Circuito Brasil de Corrida Vertical 2012 e Andreas Peters responsável de marketing e propaganda, ao Cláudio da Academia Natacenter em Porto Alegre onde treino, ao Prof. Tarso, Prof Marcelo Diniz e a todos meus amigos que me ajudam me dando aquela força, minha família e a Deus por tudo isso!