Iranian tower runner breaks record with an eye to another flight of stairs

Major Tavakol Rahimi3

An Iranian police aims to mount the Khalifa Tower in Dubai after breaking a world record of stair-climbing.

Major Tavakol Rahimi, an Iranian police officer, broke the world’s stair climbing record after ascending a flight of 1,746 stairs at Tehran’s Milad Tower in 12:42 minutes. The previous record holder was an American who mounted a set of 1,500 stairs in 16:40 minutes.

He says the paperwork has been filed for an ascent of Burj Khalifa, an 828-meter spired skyscraper in Dubai and the world’s tallest, adding he seeks to break his own record. [The tower in Dubai has 2,909 stairs from the ground floor to the 160th floor.]

IRNA has filed the following images of the Iranian tower runner:


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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