On February 20 and 21, the Scale the Strat 2009 extreme stair climb event took place at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower with 111 participants from across the United States and Mexico (Pictured above: Winners Zach Schade and Courtney Swenson).
Zach Schade a firefighter from Tumwater, Wash. was the overall winner of the inaugural 108-floor, 1,455-step vertical race with a time of 7:32. Courtney Swenson of Las Vegas, Nev. was the top female finisher with a time of 9:52.
Over $80,000 was raised for the American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN) to help prevent lung disease and promote lung health in Nevada.
Detailed result information can be found at www.scalethestrat.com
Scale the Strat 2009 was produced by the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower, the American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN) and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.