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Jumeirah Emirates Towers Vertical Marathon raises AED 170,000 in its 10th year

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Vertical Marathon raises AED 170,000 in its 10th year

Dubai, 13 April 2011: 200 runners ascended 52 floors of the Office Tower at Jumeirah Emirates Towers this morning in the 10th annual Vertical Marathon event. Participants and supporters of the event raised a total of AED 170,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières, bringing the total amount raised for MSF in the past 10 years to over AED one million.

The quickest participant, Norbert Lechner from Austria, reached the top of the 350 metre Office Tower in 8.47 minutes. The winning female, Martha Rise from Norway, reached the top in just 10.24 minutes and the leading team, DAA (Dubai American Academy), made it in 10.50 minutes (average). 

Prizes included hotel stays at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, meals in some of its 5 star restaurants, Talise Spatreatments as well as day passes to Wild Wadi Waterpark.

The popular charity event was organised by Jumeirah Emirates Towers with the support of the Red Crescent Society and MSF.

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Notes to Editors

About MSF:

MSF is an international independent humanitarian medical organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care, without discrimination, in more than 60 countries. 

www.msf-me.org

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About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. 

www.jumeirah.com

For further information please contact:

Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications 
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-373-0164
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
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