Migu Run Skyrun­ner World Se­ries & Yu­men Intl hold Devil’s Ridge 60K

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - ENTERPRISE -

The Migu Run Skyrun­ner World Se­ries and Yu­men In­ter­na­tional Trail Run­ning Race took place on Devil’s Ridge in the south­ern­most re­gion of the Gobi Desert, near Yu­men City, Gansu Prov­ince on Septem­ber 9. Nearly 800 run­ners from dozens of coun­tries and re­gions par­tici- pated in the event.

The com­pe­ti­tion was made up of a 60- and a 30-kilo­me­ter run for men and women. Chi­nese run­ner Qi Min came for men, and Francesca Canepa from Italy won women’s race. China’s Yang Peng­sheng and 30-kilo­me­ter male and fe­male race re­spec­tively. The com­pe­ti­tion was or­ga­nized by the Yu­men mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment and the Yu­men Tourism Bureau and run by do­mes­tic sports tech­nol­ogy com­pany Migu In­ter­ac­tive En­ter­tain­ment Co., Ltd.

The high­light of the event was its spec­tac­u­lar moun­tain­ous route, which show­cased the rugged beauty of the area.

“The ex­pe­ri­ence was re­ally good, very dif­fer­ent, awesome land­scapes, chal­leng­ing ter­rain, a nice start, very tech­ni­cal on the ridges – a great ex­pe­ri­ence over­all,” com­mented Canepa af­ter the race.

The Danxia land­form, sand canyons and an in­ac­tive vol­cano made up the land­scape along the route. Apart from the beau­ti­ful scenery, par­tic­i­pants were in­vited to get a taste of lo­cal life by sam­pling del­i­ca­cies.

Deputy mayor of Yu­men Liu Xueliang said that the com­pe­ti­tion has a very pos­i­tive im­pact on the com­mu­nity in terms of rais­ing peo­ple’s in­ter­est in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and boost­ing sports de­vel­op­ment in the re­gion.

“The spon­sors and game or­ga­niz­ers of­fered both funds and ex­pe­ri­ence with­out which the race would not have been pos­si­ble,” said Liu, adding that the com­pe­ti­tion helped to pro­mote Yu­men and was a win-win deal for all sides.

The Migu Run Devil’s Ridge and Yu­men In­ter­na­tional Trail Run­ning Race also con­ducted an ac­tiv­ity with a so­cial in­ter­est pro­gram named Blue Dream. The China Mo­bile Char­ity Foun­da­tion also par­tic­i­pated in the ac­tiv­ity.

Photo: Shi Hao­hong/GT

First place win­ner Qi Min (mid­dle) with run­ners-up He Fu­jun and Duo Jie dur­ing the Migu Run Skyrun­ner World Se­ries and Yu­men In­ter­na­tional Trail Run­ning Race award cer­e­mony.

Photo: Shi Hao­hong/GT

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives sig­nal the start of the com­pe­ti­tion.

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