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Hong Kong 100 kicks off World Path Main Sequence

Hong Kong 100 kicks off World Path Main Sequence

The inaugural occasion of the 2024 World Path Majors Sequence, the Hong Kong 100 Ultramarathon, featured top-tier athletes from all over the world tackling a 103K course with over 5,300 metres of elevation acquire.

The World Path Majors is a nine-race world working sequence that member race administrators say goals to steer path working in the best course, by celebrating and preserving the identification of grass-roots races. Quebec Mega Path is the only Canadian cease on this yr’s sequence, which kicked off on Thursday in Hong Kong and continues with races in Arizona, Spain, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland and England earlier than wrapping up in South Africa in November.

The Hong Kong 100 occasion options 4 days of path racing, starting Thursday, Jan.18th, with runners tackling “The Third,” a 33K race. “The Half,” a 56K loop race, adopted on Friday, and 1,800 runners lined up on Saturday to participate within the 100K race.

The Grand Sam, a stage race that has runners finishing all three of the occasions, featured 2023 Quebec Mega Path 100-mile champ Sangé Sherpa taking third place.

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Males’s race

Defending champion and course-record holder You Peiquan was eyeing a 3rd consecutive title within the race, and probably a sub-10-hour end. Nonetheless, it was Chinese language path sensation Meng Guangfu, who emerged triumphant in 10:16:56, securing his fifth consecutive extremely title since October—together with wins at TransLantau 100 by UTMB and Doi Inthanon Elephant 100.

Whereas Peiquan led by a lot of the race, Guangfu ran with strategic endurance, overtaking Peiquan within the closing phases. The defending champion fought to take care of his place forward of American Tyler Inexperienced, the second-place finisher on the 2023 Western States 100, who completed simply moments behind.

High Males

Meng Guangfu (CHN) 10:16:56
You Peiquan (CHN) 10:35:11
Tyler Inexperienced (USA)  10:38:12
Qin Guidu (CHN) 10:58:22
Deng Guomin (CHN) 11:06:14

Girls’s race

There have been famend ultrarunners from all over the world within the line-up, together with the world 12-hour ladies’s file holder, Poland’s Dominika Stelmach (who didn’t end) and Western States 100 third-place finisher, Hungary’s Eszter Csillag, however native runner Chen Lin emerged because the dominant pressure within the ladies’s class.

Main from the second checkpoint, Lin secured a formidable margin of victory over Li Ying, with final yr’s Grand Sam winner Wu Yuanyuan claiming third place. Lin’s commanding efficiency resulted in an nearly one-hour lead, ending sixteenth general in 12:44:51.

High Girls

Chen Lin (HKG) 12:44:51
Li Ying (CHN)  13:39:30
Wu Yuanyuan (CHN) 13:54:08
Ma Ting (CHN)  13:57:15
Deng Ronghua (CHN) 14:01:10

The subsequent occasion within the World Path Majors is Black Canyon Ultras, in Ariz., hosted by Aravaipa Operating. The 100K and 60K point-to-point races traverse by the Sonoran Desert.

For full outcomes of the Hong Kong 100, head right here. You may be taught extra in regards to the World Path Majors right here.

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