James Martin Was Among Athletes Who Climbed Skyscraper During Fundraiser

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About 1,500 athletes took part in the Big D Climb on Saturday.

Most Americans consumed more than their fair share of calories on Super Bowl Sunday. But Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent James Martin burned off thousands of them the day before.

James MartinLast Saturday, Martin was among the 1,500 participants in the seventh annual Big D Climb. To raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphona Society, they all ascended to the top of downtown’s Comerica Bank Tower. That’s a 58-story building, which amounts to 1,276 steps. Martin finished the feat in less than 20 minutes.

“It was a new experience and a lot of fun for a good cause” said Martin, who was recently installed as secretary/treasurer of the MetroTex Association of Realtors.

The climbers came in all shapes and sizes, as you can see if you peruse the event’s photos on Facebook. And just in case you’re not sure which skyscraper is the Comerica Bank Tower, it’s the tallest one on the right side of the photo below.

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