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RACE UP THE EIFFEL TOWER.

3 i 729 STEPS CLIMBED IN 192 SECONDS. , Tlie novel stair-cUmbins contest at the - Eiffel Tower was carried out on November ' 26, when 300 competitors met to climb the » 729 steps leading to the second platform,- ---\ which is 373 feet high, in the shortest time. The competitors, who were of all ages, - and Included several very stout men, were t divided iutu four sections — described as veterans, pupils, professionals, and amateur - -walking champious. All were in racing , costume and wore india-rubber shoes. 3 The race began at 0 a.m. in wet weather, - the competitors climbing at intervals of one - minute. Quite a large crowd assembled to i watch the extraordinary sight which ..ae t Tower soon presented. The long staircases I were well filled with men racing upstairs ■ as-fast as they could. Tie first batch were the 120 pupils and : veterans, and it was astonishing to watch i the speed with which they raced up the i long winding staircases, i The winner the pupils was Lutz, - of the Stacle Fraucais, who performed th.c i feat in 3min Iflsec. The veterans* prize 1 was carried off by a M. Thiebaud In 3miu i 29sec. Forestier was the winner among the > professionals, In the time of 3min 12sec. : Menu, woo climbed the. stairs In 3min 3sec, • being disqualified for ittTiDg taken unfair advao'tage.

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 12, 13 January 1906

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RACE UP THE EIFFEL TOWER. Auckland Star, Volume XXXVII, Issue 12, 13 January 1906

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