Usual sus­pects dom­i­nate Lan­tau 2 Peaks

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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”.

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