Mexico City climber sets new record at ‘Scale the STRAT’ event

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 28-year-old climber set a new record for the ‘Scale the STRAT’ event. Alexis Trujillo of Mexico City climbed all 108 floors and 1,455 steps up the iconic STRAT tower in 6 minutes and 46 seconds on Sunday.

The event raises money for the American Lung Association’s mission of preventing lung disease and promoting lung health. Organizers say more than 1,000 people registered for the “Fight for Air” stair climb.

8 News Now’s own Nate Tannenbaum emceed the event and even took his trademark bow tie into the tower for his climb. Nate finished the 108-floor trek in 33 minutes and 40 seconds.

This year, the organization raised upwards of $300,000.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been the presenting sponsor since the climb first began 12 years ago.

The STRAT donates staff, services and use of the iconic tower every year for the athletic fundraising event.  

Official finish times for Scale The STRAT 2020 can be found here.

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