Call­ing men and women of Sparta

Action Asia - - EVENTS -

THE FOURTH SPAR­TAN RACE HONG KONG saw a 8.2km Sprint-only race at the new venue in Ha Bak Nai, Yuen Long. Nearly 5,000 adults and 1,250 kids stormed off along the shore there after three massed cheers: ‘Aroo, aroo, aroo’! Spread through­out the mixed ter­rain course were 20 ob­sta­cles of­fer­ing phys­i­cal and men­tal chal­lenges, of ten along with in­tense car­dio ef­fort. Rac­ers started off pac­ing each other on a steep muddy trail uphill and down­hill, be­fore the ‘Olym­pus’, ‘Multi Rig’ and ‘At­las Carry’ ob­sta­cles warmed up grabs and glutes. The ‘Spear Throw’ and ‘Rope Climb’ re­mained the most chal­leng­ing ob­sta­cles of all though for many and all fin­ished bear­ing at least some signs of their strug­gle with the ter­rain and el­e­ments. Aus­tralian cou­ple Bren­dan and Jade Hunt took the race by the scruff of the neck, win­ning the Elite Male and Fe­male ti­tles by fin­ish­ing the course in 0:55:22 and 1:12:37. Jan-philip Dieck­mann placed sec­ond ahead of An­drea Cloarec in Elite Male, while race am­bas­sador Mag­dalena Cvetkovic and Kimi Isom placed sec­ond and third in Elite Fe­male. In the Kids Race, Jan Yip and Alma De Tser­claes de­lighted their par­ents by be­com­ing Male and Fe­male Cham­pi­ons. Matthew Mok and Tsun Hei Wong came sec­ond and third in Kids Male, while Tashi Black­lock and Mil­lie Tar­rant were crowned sec­ond and third in Kids Fe­male.

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