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UTMB World Series mastermind ready for ‘beautiful journey’ in TransLantau epic, says Hong Kong is trail running hotbed

  • Hong Kong races make world circuit debut, with new 129km event a ‘beautiful journey’
  • UTMB 68-year-old co-founder Michel Poletti will defy jet lag to tackle course after travelling to support organisers

TransLantau race director feeling ‘pressure’ ahead of event’s return, says runners set for ‘physical and mental’ test

  • TransLantau World Series trail races return after four-year absence, new 129km route provides gruelling examination for competitors
  • This year’s edition celebrates the 10th anniversary and begins on Friday after six-months of preparations

TransLantau by UTMB: Britain’s Tom Joly wins, with China’s Xiang Fuzhao first woman

  • 247 runners complete the 129km race as its 10th anniversary edition forms part of the UTMB World Series for the first time
  • Local runners Cheung Man-yee and Ng Chin-nam are second and third in the women’s category

TransLantau by UTMB: visually impaired Hong Kong runner takes on 25km race to show ‘we can’

  • Organisers introduce new adaptive athlete policy allowing visually impaired and those with learning difficulties to use guide runners
  • Liang Zhang says ultra running makes him happy, ahead of challenge this weekend