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POST EVENT UPDATE | Changbai Mountain International Fun Run
03-30-19 - 04-02-19
About 500 running enthusiasts from 16 countries scaled an 11-kilometer snow-covered mountainous route leading to Tianchi Lake at an altitude above 2,000 meters during the China Changbai Mountain International Forest Sea Snow Marathon Festival at Changbaishan Mountain resort of Northeast China’s Jilin province on Monday. AustCham brought over 100 runners to attend this memorable international event. AustCham staff Kathrine Arditto was awarded fourth place in the women’s group at 1 hour 19 minutes and 1 second.
The festival was organized by the mountain resort administrative committee, Hongkong-based Takungpao.com and AustCham to carry out the national strategy to get the nation’s southern areas more involved in winter sports and improve cooperation between the nation’s traditional industrial province and the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
Timothy Tsun-ting Fok, 73, an IOC member from Hong Kong and president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, attended the festival and finished a 4 km hike in a snowy mountain forest route at the resort on his own on Sunday.
Wang Ku, director of the resort administrative committee, said Changbaishan is aiming to build the world’s top snow marathon brand.
The men’s race was won by Jonas Thuerig from Switzerland, who clocked in at 54 minutes 38 seconds, while the women’s title went to Sun Lemei, a local runner finishing at 1 hour 8 minutes and 41 seconds.