Tower running in Doha
The Torch, the iconic hotel shaped like a torch, has organized for four consecutive years the Aspire Torch Staircase Run, which gathers the best tower runners in the world. Towerrunning is a relatively new sport in Qatar, but because during the two-day race hits of different distances and competition abilities are held, newbies are encouraged to give towerrunning a go. The race consists in climbing up the 1,304 steps all the way to the 51st floor. You can either watch world class tower runners or give the Aspire Torch Staircase a run yourself.
By adriana paramo, AFAR Local Expert
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