A Canberra runner has won the race to the top of Osaka in record time to close out his campaign on the world stage in style.
Mark Bourne saluted in the final race of the World Vertical Circuit at Osaka's Abeno Karukas tower on Monday, finishing the 300 metre race in a record 8'29".
It boasts a 288m climb, 59 floors and 1610 steps. Bourne beat his closest rival, Poland's Piotr Lobodzinski, by 14 seconds.
Lobodzinski entered as a favourite having led the competition which covers 10 races around the globe throughout the year.
But just as it was in Shanghai, Bourne beat the circuit's frontrunner to claim victory in the final leg of the series.