Man biked up Taipei 101 - level 2

Man biked up Taipei 101 - level 2

31-03-2015 07:00

A Polish mountain biker cycled up the Taipei 101 tower. It took him 2 hours and 30 minutes to overcome the building’s 3,139 steps. However, he is still waiting for confirmation of the record by the Guinness World Record authorities.

The man is 33 years old and he is a teacher. His previous record was set last year – he climbed 2,919 steps up a tower in Melbourne.

Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world. Burj Khalifa in Dubai then took the title – it is more than 500 metres taller.

Difficult words: overcome (to do something hard), confirmation (the act of confirming something – officially saying that something is true), authority (person or an organisation in a position of power).

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