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Mayor Takes up Challenge at Taipei 101 Stair-climbing Competition

The annual Taipei 101 Run up Race kicked-off in the morning on May 1. Before he began the race, Mayor Ko Wen-je vowed to break his own record from the previous year.
Having completed the race in 45 minutes 54 seconds in 2015, the mayor continued his physical training before the event, taking time from his busy schedule to consult with trainers on ideal tactics and running the staircase at city hall.
The mayor completed the run in 38 minutes and 41 seconds.
In addition to the mayor, Sports Affairs Commissioner Hung Chia-wen and Fire Department Commissioner Wu Chun-hong also took part in the stair-climb event. Both of them succeeded in the challenge by completing the 91-story, 2,046-step course.
To promote the upcoming 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, 20 staff members from city government agencies – including Transportation Commissioner Chung Hui-yu – took part in a stair-climb relay. The participants wore various costumes to promote the sports competition category sponsored by their respective departments during the event.