King Kong was the unofficial winner of the very first Empire State Building Run-Up, with Fay Wray a very close second. The less hirsute winners of the 2008 edition were German Thomas Dodd and Aussie Suzy Walsham. Dodd took his third title in a row, scaling the 86 floors (1,050 ft) in 10:08. Walsham took the palmares in 12:44. Australian pro cyclist, Paul Crake holds the record time with his 9:33 in 2003. New York Road Runners organizes the event (story).