Usual suspects dominate Lantau 2 Peaks
TRAIL RUNNING LANTAU 2 PEAKS 2016 SAW more t han one t housand t rai l runners setting off from Citygate, Tung Chung on the morning of October 2. Ahead of them lay a technical c ourse wit h ste e p uphil l s and descents, topping out on Lantau island’s highest mountain, called Lantau Peak, and almost summitting its second-highest, Sunset Peak. Australian runner Vlad Ixel grabbed the Overall title in two hours 49 minutes, while British runner, Zein Williams, won the Women’s and finished the race in three hours 20 minutes. Asked ab out how t he race stacks up in terms of difficulty, Williams said later: “It’s honestly probably the hardest race in terms of distance and heights. There aren’t any other races in Hong Kong that have more than 2,000-m elevation in 23km like Lantau 2 Peaks. Because even in Lantau 50, it has two thousand and five hundred elevation difference but it is much longer”.