Fastest Vertical Run set Guinness World Records by Tony Berglund – Swedish


Fastest Vertical Run set Guinness World Records by Tony Berglund – Swedish

Swedish Adventurer Tony Berglund Sets a new World Record for the Fastest Vertical Run, as he ran the 100 Meters Down the Front of a Skyscraper in Vasteras in 34.76 Seconds

The record involved running 100 meters down the front of a skyscraper in central Vasteras, face down using a rope.

Fastest Vertical Run Tony Berglund Picture

Tony Berglund beat the former world record in Vertical Run, of 36.25 seconds set by Britain’s Steve Jones. The record was supervised by Guinness World Records’ own adjudicator from London on site in Vasteras.
“This is a once in a lifetime achievement. Especially because we had to postpone the attempt one day due to heavy winds. I was confident I could beat the record and everything worked out just as planned. I defeated the forces of nature and my own fears”, Berglund said.

In order to make the attempt possible the skyscraper had to be extended which made it the third highest skyscraper in Sweden for one day. A 20 meter high framed structure was temporarily built on top of the skyscraper and made it over 100 meters tall.
Berglund also had to use a specially constructed carbon dioxide cooled rappelling device to prevent the rope from melting by the heat created by the high speed.

In order to make the attempt possible the skyscraper had to be extended which made it the third highest skyscraper in Sweden for one day. A 20 meter high framed structure was temporarily built on top of the skyscraper and made it over 100 meters tall.
Berglund also had to use a specially constructed carbon dioxide cooled rappelling device to prevent the rope from melting by the heat created by the high speed.

Tony Berglund – Fastest Vertical Run Guinness World Records 2010 Video

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