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Running: China’s Yan Longfei breaks Vibram HK 100 course record

Yan Longfei set a new course record of 9 hours 52 minutes 42 seconds. Photos: Vibram HK 100.

Yan Longfei set a new course record of 9 hours 52 minutes 42 seconds. Photos: Vibram HK 100.

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, China’s Dong Li and Italy’s Lisa Borzani.

Hong Kong’s Wyan Chow Pui-yan, China’s Dong Li and Italy’s Lisa Borzani.

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

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