Hangzhou rac­ers claim top hon­ors

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

The Gan­nan stop on the China Skyrun­ning Se­ries, or­ga­nized by the China Moun­taineer­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, Gansu Pro­vin­cial Sports Bu­reau and Gan­nan Pre­fec­ture Peo­ple’s Gov­ern­ment, con­cluded on Wed­nes­day in Zhuoni County, Gansu prov­ince.

The 56km race, with an av­er­age al­ti­tude of 2,900 meters above sea level, at­tracted 145 off-road run­ners. Shen Ji­asheng and Yao Miao, both from Hangzhou, won the men’s and women’s races re­spec­tively.

Skyrun­ning is an ex­treme sport of moun­tain run­ning above 2,000 meters, where the in­cline ex­ceeds 30 per­cent.

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