On October 4, 2023, Daniel did the Empire State Building Run-Up for the second time, finishing the run in just 26 minutes and 50 seconds. He shaved 2 minutes and 27 seconds off his last year’s Run-Up. Daniel was fourth in his age group for that climb in the world. Daniel had negative splits on the climb, that means he went faster as he went higher.
Daniel is certain he would have went even faster had it not been 85 degrees in the stairwell. A lot of runners suffered some serious distress on the way up, and many dropped out. These are not first-time people just running up on a lark. All participants are serious and experienced structure runners.
Last year, Daniel was third in fundraising for the charity for Challenged Athlete’s Foundation. This year, he was number one in fundraising. I want to thank again all my family, friends, and clients that donated to the charity.