Paul Crake

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Paul Crake
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Personal information
Full name Paul Crake
Born (1976-12-06) 6 December 1976 (age 41)
Canberra, Australia
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider

Paul Crake (born 6 December 1976 in Canberra) is an Australian professional racing cyclist. Prior to turning to road cycling in 2003, Crake was a successful mountain runner and stairclimbing champion. Crake is a five-time winner of the Empire State Building Run-up, the current record holder in 9 minutes and 33 seconds and the only athlete having run under 10 minutes.[1][2]

In November 2006, Crake underwent surgery in New Zealand for spinal injuries received in a bicycle crash.[3]

Major results[edit]


1st Australian Mountain Running Championships
26th World Mountain Running Championships
1st Sydney Tower Run-up
1st ESB Run-up (10'15")
1st Sydney Tower Run-up
1st ESB Run-up (9'53")
1st Sydney Tower Run-up
1st ESB Run-up (9'37")
17th World Mountain Running Championships
1st Sydney Tower Run-up
1st ESB Run-up (9'40")
1st Australian Mountain Running Championship
16th World Mountain Running Championship
1st ESB Run-up (9'33")
1st Gran Hotel Bali Run up (4´35´´), Europe's tallest hotel.
2005 & 2006
1st Taipei 101 Run up, world's tallest building in 2004-2010, 2nd tallest building in 2010-2012, 3rd tallest building in 2012-2014, 4th tallest building in 2014 & 2015, 5th tallest building in 2015, 6th tallest building in 2015 & 2016, and 7th tallest building in 2016-2020