Running: China’s Yan Longfei breaks Vibram HK 100 course record
- Updated: January 17, 2015
January 17, 2015: Debutant Yan Longfei of China set a new course record to win the Vibram Hong Kong 100 in 9 hours 52 minutes 42 seconds on Saturday. Yan held a steady pace for the first 75km and then pulled away from Norway’s Sondre Amdahl after checkpoint eight.
Amdahl, also a first-time participant, followed seven minutes later to finish runner-up in 9:59:46 and become the third runner in the race’s history to finish under 10 hours.
Antoine Guillon, fourth at last year’s Ultra-Trail World Tour, finished third in 10:30:01, having altered his strategy following his 15th-place finish in last year’s Vibram Hong Kong 100. Stone Tsang Siu-keung finished as the top local runner again.
Hong Kong’s Wyan Chow Pui-yan, last year’s runner-up, won the women’s race in 12:25:11, bettering 2014 champion Francesca Canepa’s time by over half an hour.
China’s Dong Li finished in 12:39: 54 followed by Italian debutant Lisa Borzani, who completed her race debut in 12:50:38. A total of 1,800 runners participated in the race.
Year: Men’s Women’s
2015: Yan Longfei (9:52) Wyan Chow Pui-yan (12:25)
2014: Tirtha Bahadur Tamang (10:02) Francesca Canepa (12:59)
2013: Yun Yan-qiao (10:16) Claire Price (11:58)
2012: Ryan Sandes (9:54) Nora Senn (12:34)
2011: William Davies (11:48) Lizzy Hawker (12:18)
Source: Vibram HK 100 (www.vibramhk100.com); Editing by SportAsia