A Graham firefighter has defended her championship at the annual Firefighter Stairclimb, winning her 13th title in the past 14 years among female competitors.
Georgia Sanz Daniels, 43, raced to the observation deck of Seattle’s Columbia Center on Sunday in 14 minutes, 52.17 seconds.
That’s 0.27 seconds slower than last year’s time.
Daniels and 1,550 firefighters from 27 states, Canada and New Zealand competed in the 20th annual climb, which benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Participants wore full bunker gear and a breathing apparatus while climbing 788 feet up 1,311 stairs to the top of the skyscraper.
Although there are two weeks of fundraising left, an event spokesman said firefighters have raised more than $695,000.
Montana firefighter Kory Burgess defended his title among male competitors and set a world stairclimbing record.
Burgess, 29, made the climb in 10 minutes, 53.79 seconds.
The previous record, which stood for two years, was 10 minutes, 55.75 seconds, also set by Burgess.