Man breaks biking-upstairs record in tallest hotel

Cyclist climbs 2040 steps at Rose Rayhaan Rotana Dubai in record time

Krystian Herba prepares for climb at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, Dubai
Krystian Herba prepares for climb at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, Dubai

Polish cyclist Krystian Herba has broken a new world record for 'stair climbing by bicycle' at the world’s tallest hotel, the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, Dubai.

It took one hour, 13 minutes and 41 seconds for the cyclist to climb the hotel’s 2040 steps to celebrate the hotel's second anniversary.

He started the climb at 11am and when he reached the 23rd floor, took the elevator back down to the ground floor and started the climb again, to reach the 68th floor where he broke the previous record of 2008 steps.

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After completing the challenge, he said: “What I just accomplished was a defining triumph in my career and I cannot express how happy I am to be able to get the new world record at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, the tallest hotel in the world. This is indeed a dream come true for me!”

Daniel Matthew, general manager of Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, Dubai added: “It is our pleasure to be the venue of such an important event in the history of stunt and trial cycling. There is nothing more suitable than holding this event than now, as Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai celebrates its 2nd anniversary. I am definite this triumph will further strengthen the hotel’s position as a hospitality icon not only in Dubai, but also in the international market.”


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