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First Croatian Towerrunning Up and Down Championships held in Osijek 

First Croatian Towerrunning Up and Down Championships held in Osijek 

(Photo: Croatian Tower Running)

The first Croatian Towerrunning Up and Down Championships were held on Saturday in the eastern city of Osijek at the building on Trg slobode 8. 

This was the first official up and down (no elevator) towerrunning championship organised in the world.

Competitors had to go 16 floors up and 16 floors down. A total of 32 floors and 480 steps with an ascent and descent of 41 meters (84 meters in total). Zemljomjernik d.o.o. conducted the survey and cadastre free of charge measuring the height of the rise of 16 floors.

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Trg slobode 8 (Photo: Croatian Tower Running)

The women raced first before the men and all participants received a Towerrrunning diploma.

37-year-old Lidia Bilbia, with a time of 3:12.46, was the absolute record holder of the championships.

“This race was supposed to prove in practice that with good organisation it is possible to organise such a race without injuries to competitors. After this success, more races of this kind can now be organised around the world,” organisers said. 

First Croatian Towerrunning Up and Down Championships held in Osijek 

(Photo: Croatian Tower Running)

Two days before the championship, a promotional race for the blind was held in which Marjan Mikota and Slobodan Bjelajac competed and successfully completed the race without injuries.

First Croatian Towerrunning Up and Down Championships held in Osijek 

Marjan Mikota and Slobodan Bjelajac (Photo: Towerrunning Croatia Association)

owerrunning Croatia Association

Marjan Mikota and Slobodan Bjelajac (Photo: Towerrunning Croatia Association)

The organiser of the championship was the Towerrunning Croatia Association (TCA), which is a member of the World Towerrunning Association.

First Croatian Towerrunning Up and Down Championships held in Osijek 

Record holder Lidia Bilbia (Photo: Croatian Tower Running)

Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anušić, Mayor Ivan Radić, Head of Sports in the City of Osijek Robert Seligman and Secretary of the City Association Sport for All Gordana Veselić were invited to the race.

First Croatian Towerrunning Up and Down Championships held in Osijek 

Record holder Lidia Bilbia (Photo: TCA)

Results: 

Women – U18:

1. Snježana Barukčić-4:30.01

Women – Over 34:

1. Lidia Bilbia – 3:12.46 – Championship record holder

Women Overal Standings:

1.  Lidia Bilbia – 3:12.46

2.- Snježana Barukčić-4:30.01

Men – U18:

1. Dominik Nedić -4: 12, 87

2. Mateo Strmečki – 4.34.97

Men – 18-34:

1. Patrik Bregović -3:40.13

2. Petar  Živković – 4:17.32

Men Overal Standings:

1. Patrik Bregović -3:40.13

2. Dominik Nedić -4: 12, 87

3. Petar  Živković – 4:17.32

4. Mateo Strmečki – 4.34.97

Officials: TWA

Director: Božidar Deodat Krešić

 Božidar Deodat Krešić

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