Ms. Marongiu-Lutz invited Mr. Chew for her challenge, and he joined her for the first 62 times up the steps on Saturday. He stopped at that point but stayed at the Cathedral talking to her friend and her husband to watch her break his record.
“I was pretty impressed,” Mr. Chew said. “She kept saying ‘I’m just going to do one more, one more, one more.’ And slowly, the numbers creeped up.”
He was sad to see his record broken, he said, but happy for Ms. Marongiu-Lutz.