Records tumble at TMBT
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.