Organizers of the charity event were also astounded that the 31-year-old maintenance man had completed the 62-storey course in a record-breaking seven minutes and 45 seconds.
However, when they realized that Larios' record-breaking feat was almost impossible to achieve, they checked out the building's CCTV footage - and found that instead of taking the stairs, the former champion had sneaked into an elevator and gotten a lift.
Unfortunately for Larios, stair-climbing infractions are taken very seriously in Los Angeles. Not only did the lazy janitor lose his crown, he also lost his job.
Not so much a stair master as a stair disaster.
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"I don't know what all the fuss is about, this stair-climbing challenge is easy"