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Here’s some guy breaking the world record in the 100-meter ‘vertical run’ (video)

You might be asking yourself, “What in the heck is a vertical run?” Unbeknownst to me prior to coming across the video, I would have had no idea, either. But apparently, “extreme sports competitor” Marc Sluszny, a 50-year-old Belgian, has broken the world record for the 100-meter vertical run during a trot down the Belgacom tower in Brussels by completing the distance in 15.56 seconds. Sadly, long-distance vertical running hasn’t been tried yet. Probably due to the lack of a tall enough building, I guess.

With that new information, you now might be asking yourself, “Is it difficult to break the world record in vertical running?” And to that, I too have no idea, because as far as I know, this is not a highly practiced discipline. It’s pretty much a guy in running down the side of a building. Kind of like Spider-Man, I guess, only strapped into a harness without a cool costume. Or web-slinging capabilities, either. Huh.

Anyway, congratulations to Marc Sluszny for breaking the world record. Truly remarkable. Up next for the guy? Horizontal diving, maybe. I don’t know.