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Climbing Albany’s Corning Tower

As a kid growing up in rural Bennington, VT, my first city experience was in Albany, NY. It was only a 45 minute drive away, but to a farm kid it was a completely different planet. In the 1970’s Albany, … Continue reading

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The Empire State Building Run Amok

New York was nicknamed the Empire State, to recognize its vast wealth and variety of resources. Among the treasures of this great state is the Empire State Building, the crown Jewel of New York City. Although there are three buildings taller than the ESB in Chicago, you’d never convince a New Yorker that that Empire State Building was not the greatest building in America. Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – February 1st, 2008

Eleven years ago, when I moved to Los Angeles to further my acting career, I dreamed of one day being featured in the pages of GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly Magazine). As fate would have it, that honor would be bestowed upon me not for my acting talent, but for my ability to run up the stairwells of VERY tall buildings. Last week I was approached by GQ to do an interview for an article on the world’s most grueling sports – Tower Racing Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – December 26, 2007

Any good fruit farmer will tell you that in order to get the best fruit, you have to prune the trees. If you let them grow to their full size, they will have smaller fruit and it will be harder to harvest. The Running Raw Project has grown into a very large beautiful tree, but it’s fruit has grown small and it’s now out of my reach. Continue reading

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Mayhem at the Empire State Building

Racing up the 86 flights of stairs in America’s most iconic skyscraper has become a New York City tradition. This race attracts athletes from around the world and is essentially the world championships of tower racing. Nearly 300 of the … Continue reading

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