SEATTLE -- Firefighters from across the Mid-Columbia raced to the top of Seattle's tallest skyscraper Sunday in an annual event to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
A total of 170 teams from multiple states and countries participated in the 22nd Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, with 1,473 people finishing, according to the event's website.
The winner was a Missoula city male firefighter who clocked in at 10:48 to do 1,311 steps up 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center. The top female firefighter was from Graham and came in at 14:22.
Firefighters wore full gear and breathing apparatus as they climbed to the observation deck of the former Bank of America Tower, at 788 feet of vertical elevation.
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In the top 10 teams for fundraising, Hanford Fire took seventh place with $21,699.86 and the Richland Fire Department got ninth with $19,497.40.
By total time, Mid-Columbia teams placed: 19th -- Kennewick Fire, 46:14; 24th -- Richland Fire, 46:58; 42nd -- Hanford Fire, 49:56; 104th -- Benton Fire District 1, 1:00:40; 112th -- Walla Walla Fire District 5, 1:02:03; 125th -- Grandview Fire, 1:05:49; 130th -- Hermiston Fire, 1:07:16; 147th -- Prosser Fire, 1:14:22; 159th -- Yakima Fire District 5, 1:19:52; 170th -- Franklin Fire District 3, 2:18:25.
For full race results, go to http://bit.ly/13OrgF0.