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Scaling the Strat to help people breathe easy

Posted at 9:19 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 12:21:41-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — More than 1,000 people climbed The Strat, the tallest tower west of the Mississippi river, Sunday as part of the "Fight for Air" fund raiser for the American Lung Association in Nevada.

The climb helped raise more than $290,000 for the group to help people in the state deal with issues ranging from asthma to lung cancer.

A professional climber from Mexico City, Alexis Trujillo, 28, shattered the record for a tower climb bounding over all 1,455 steps and 108 floors in 6:46.

The American Lung Association will continue accepting donations for the Scale the Strat event through March 8 online at scalethestrat.com.

Climbing @stratvegas for @LungNevada.
All 1,455 steps of it. pic.twitter.com/kbhARrKDOP

— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) February 23, 2020

The expert runners are reaching the top, and one man has climbed all 1,455 steps faster than any person in #ScaletheStrat history.

Unofficial time 6 minutes 46 seconds, and he still has energy! pic.twitter.com/RWPKzyhGWB

— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) February 23, 2020