Records tum­ble at TMBT

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THE 2018 SALOMON-SPON­SORED TMBT Ul­tra-trail Marathon – run over the steep ridges and deep val­leys around the base of iconic Mt Kin­a­balu – saw a record of more than 2,100 en­tries rep­re­sent­ing 40 na­tions. The weather was near-per­fect which led to fast times for the top run­ners. In the men’s 100km race, lo­cal moun­tain porter, Daved Sim­pat, rep­re­sent­ing The North Face Ad­ven­ture Team, pushed hard to set a new course record in 12:20:00. Den­mark’s Kris­tian Jo­er­gensen took sec­ond ahead of an­other lo­cal run­ner, Wilsen Sing­gin from Team Kuda. In the women’s 100k m, USA’S Corinne Will ia ms over took t he e a rly le ader, Luc y Scott from UK, af ter about 35km to take a conv in­c­ing win in a new Women’s course record of 16:26:00. Scott se­cured sec­ond place ahead of lo­cal run­ner Mailin Salun­gin, also of Team Kuda, in third. In the men’s 50km race, Spain’s Daniel Perez Fer­nan­dez se­cured the vic­tory ahead of the hugely ex­pe­ri­enced lo­cal run­ner Safrey Sump­ing of The North Face Ad­ven­ture Team, and Cana­dian Ju­lian Baker rep­re­sent­ing Seoul Fly­ers. In the women’s cat­e­gory, Jas­sica Lin­tanga Pado out­paced Air­ince Liam of Brunei and com­pa­triot Nanei Hanan for the podium.

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