103 floors later … Meanwhile, for the 4th time I had the opportunity to go to the starting line at this race. Today, I have successfully beaten my best time by exactly 1:38 min.! to 14:49 min. Thus I positioned myself in 5th place, very close behind 3rd and 4th place. 2600 runners climbed the Willis Tower this year. The local staircase is one of the steepest in the world with a low railing. Not to forget to mention at this event is Mark’s Pre-Race Dinner on Saturday and the common after-race breakfast, where I met old friends and new interesting friendships could be developed. Very pleased and grateful I went on my way home. A falling tree makes more noise than a forest that grows.