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"Citius, Altius, Fortius" - Swifter, Higher, Stronger!
Event #1 Reverse Dash - Who can sprint to the top first?
Event #2 Downhill Slolam - Run down, weaving between the flags (miss the flag and your time is penalized)
Event #3 Escaball - Played like basketball with a hoop at the top and a hoop
at the bottom. Team members riding up and down (and backpeddaling to remain in place if necessary) have to bounce then pass the ball, trying to move it up to the hoop and in!
Event #4 Greased Pigalator - One team of blockers (defense) is on the escalator and they have to stop the other team members (offense) from reaching bottom. The offense team can get as greased up as they'd like and points are scored if they can dash all the way up/down the escalator
What other events am I missing?
completely irrelevant but I feel somehow compelled to link to this. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jul 21 2011]
The Angel, London
[po, Jul 22 2011]
||"That kid is back on the escalator! I hope his shoelaces get
caught and a bloodbath ensues!"
||I, for one, would like to see roller-derby played on an
ovoid moving sidewalk.
||Escurling, start at the top, try to get as many of your thingums near to the target before they come parading back up at you.
||Hurdalators, run sideyways across a long bank of escalators running in alternate directions.
||Hurdalators sounds awesome (and would make some great highlight reels as the hurdalator has to adjust the jumps to take the alternating forces into account)
||I think this would be great (and satisfyingly bloody) if it
included moving sidewalks as well. Anyone who's been in
the airport in Prague should immediately agree with me
that there is definite potential for moving-sidewalk
hurdle-relays: first, all the runners must race from the
starting line, with 7.50 tucked into thier waistband (or
more convenient bustline, for the women's events) to the
beer vending machines, where they must shotgun two 20
oz. cans of Budweiser Budvar pilsner. Then the long-
distance runners will set out going against the direction of
the (I estimate from memory) 500-meter people movers,
negotiating sever hurdles and possibly a coulple of limbo
sticks as they reach the end. There, they pass the batons
to the sprinters, who run back along going the proper
direction, negotiating not only hurdles but also fat
American tourists who think people-movers are for
standing on instead of augmenting walking speed. The
return-sprint would be the crowd favorite, as the runners
would achieve relative speeds of 40+ mph (and equivalent
momentum), making for spectacularly bloody falls.
||Escalator bicycle races would also be an event I'd buy
tickets for, but not front-row tickets.
||(Edit: I'm pretty sure it was Prague that had the really fast
moving sidewalks. I know that was where I bought the beer
from the vending machine. Come to think of it, I don't
remember much of that flight...)
||How about the Personal Injury Lawyer Dash? Bun! [+]
||//The return-sprint would be the crowd favorite, as
the runners would achieve relative speeds of 40+
mp// Excellent! It should end with a long-jump.
||The Special Escalympics could take place in an elevator. Sorry.
||You might have missed the one called *fake insurance claim*...(story) I was in a store in NYC and actually watched a woman with a cane pretend to get it stuck in the lower part of the moving escalator. She proceeded to fall on the floor and scream for help. (I only know this was fake because one of the sales people told me it was the third time that week she had done it!)
So, for my idea- the escalator pole vault! [+]
||oops, I see [Grog] has mentioned the personal injury lawyer dash!