ZAGREB, 12 JUNE 2020 – A world record has fallen in the eastern Croatian city of Osijek on Wednesday night.
71-year-old Božidar Deodat Krešić has broken the world tower running (Singular Stairing) record after running up 3,600 stairs (240 floors) in one hour and 20 minutes.
Deodat Krešić began at 9:00 p.m., climbing 13 times the 16 floors of the Slobode Square 8 building in Osijek.
Deodat Krešić eclipsed the old record which was set in Chicago, USA of 2,300 steps and 180 floors.
“I knew I would run that much, I was timing it for 240 floors, On the last step my legs stopped, I could not take another step,” he said after.
The run up race was organised by the Towerrunning Croatia Association in conjunction with the Towerrunning World Association.
“I am satisfied. I’m not exaggerating, I did something for Croatia, something for Europe and the world,” Deodat Krešić said, before concluding.
“I’m going to celebrate with friends. Then I will sleep longer in the morning, until 10, and after that, I will treat myself with a kebab.”