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Running A Vertical Marathon Sounds Way Worse Than The Regular Kind!

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Most people on this planet wouldn't run a marathon. Nothing against those who do — you guys are badass and way better at filling your time with physical feats! But most people wouldn't make that choice, because it IS hard on the body, no matter how in-shape you are!

Plus it's long, and sometimes people throw up from too much exertion and that's gross! LOLz!

We're curious how many of those marathoners would WANT to be in the subset of marathoners who would run a VERTICAL MARATHON!

A vertical marathon is a race up super tall buildings, and the most recent one happened to be 82 floors, 1,100 feet, and in the China World Trade Center (Tower 3), which is Beijing's tallest building!

Are you ready for the results? We just spent the first part of this story telling you how long and grueling it must be — and yet, the winner took LESS THAN 10 minutes to climb all 2,041 stairs! Holy shizz!

Thomas Dold of Germany won in 9 minutes and 55 seconds, and Suzy Walsham of Australia won for the ladies in 11 minutes and 47 seconds. We're not even sure we can do a mile in that!

They had people from all over participate — from 10 different countries! They played for cash prizes and trips!

This isn't a one-off race, either! There ARE professionals in this sport, and the 2013 Vertical World Circuit hosts eight races across the globe! It'll be heading to Vietnam, Spain, Singapore, and Brazil next, having already been to four other places including the U.S.!

So if you're ever feeling lazy and want to take the elevator to your third floor apartment, just know that there are people doing this around the world, and one of them was even 79 years old!

Check out this crazy sport (above)!

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Tony Hawk Goes Smithsonian! First Board Enshrined In Famous Museum!

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Tony Hawk is arguably the most famous skateboarder to have ever lived — his name is known in households that couldn't even tell you what a skateboard is! LOLz!

Now, he's being honored for being such a badass in the sport!

The deck that started it all, Tony's first ever skateboard, is finding a home in the Smithsonian! You can see a photo of it (above), because Tony just posted it!

Honestly — and we're gonna sound like Indian Jones here — we think that thing BELONGS in a museum! We're sure it's worth a fortune right now, and we're happy Tony went this route instead of just trying to make a quick buck!

The funny thing is, this will be the second Tony Hawk board in the museum! He donated one of his faves that he rode in 1987 a few years ago!

Congrats, Tony!

[Image via Instagram.]

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Samuel L. Jackson Doesn't Play Golf For Fun, He Plays For GOOD!

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Samuel L. Jackson doesn't play golf just to play golf — that would be a waste of the Baddest Motherf***er's time! Ha!

Nope, when it comes to hitting the links, Sam does it for the best reason of all: charity!!

You can see him (above) getting ready to pull the pin for other celebz during the Shooting Stars Charity Golf Event at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire. He means business, even when he plays! LOLz!!

There aren't many celebs we respect as much as Samuel L. Jackson. He really does have a great heart underneath all that cool!

[Image via Splash News.]

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NYC Lady Wants Kickball BANNED Because It's 'WORSE' Than Gangs And Drugs!

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LOLz! What??

We guess the good thing to come from a story like this is that we now know where the biggest buzzkill in the country is located! Ha!

Karen Gehres lives on the Lower East Side, and has started a petition to get KICKBALL banned. The reasons are hilarious

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Prince William Joins Youth Amateur Swimming Campaign!

Can't a soon-to-be-dad sit down and relax a little bit, even as a Prince??

Nope!

Prince William is ALL ABOUT his duties — and he's just picked up another great one! He's joining the support for Amateur Swimming Association's vision that every child has the right to learn to swim! Not only is it a health issue, but it's a safety issue as well!

Apparently more than half of children between the ages of 7 and 11 cannot swim 25 meters unaided, which means over a million young people who are potentially not safe in and around water. That's unacceptable!

Hear what the Prince has to say (above)!

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