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Press release
  January 21, 2020
New course record for the 1st UTWT race

The Vibram® Honk Kong 100 ended on sunday with a new course record. It was a great edition with cooler, drier weather, which was optimal for long distance racing. All the runners were surprised to find such nature so close to a big city like Hong Kong. Not to forget the warmth and enthusiasm of the volunteers which truly participates to the quality of the race organization. Here are the main results and stories from the Vibram® Honk Kong 100.

In the women's race, China's Xiang Fuzhao ran shoulder to shoulder with 2018 world trail running champion, Holland's Ragna Debats, and Slovakia's Veronika Vadovicova, before breaking away after Yung Shue O (51km). Xiang gradually increased her lead to win by almost 20 minutes. Vadovicova was runner-up in 11 hours 47 minutes. Xiang's time, 11 hours and 28 minutes, smashed the existing course record by a quarter of an hour. Debats finished third in 12 hours and 3 minutes

Both the men's and women's course records fell to brave front running performances by Chinese athletes in perfect conditions for trail running at the 10th Vibram Hong Kong 100 at the weekend. In the men's field, You Peiquan led from the halfway point to win by over half an hour from last year's runner-up, Liang Jing. You's was a totally dominant display. Finishing in just 10 hours and 17 seconds, he narrowly missed out on being the first runner to break the magical 10-hour mark on the challenging course.

Watch the full results here

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Next stop: Tarawera Ultramarathon, February 8, 2020

The most prestigious New Zealand’s trail, Tarawera, is the next UTWT race. The 2020 event will take place on Saturday 8 February in Rotorua. Runners can complete the 21km, 50km, 102km distances, or the 100 Mile Endurance Run. Over 2000 participants including international athletes will compete. Courses will passe through seven lakes, forests, waterfalls and stunning scenery. Races run through places of cultural significance to local Maori people. Winners of the race will get 1000 UTWT points each.

UTWT RACES 2020 (race/country/points/date)
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1 Vibram® Hong-Kong 100/Hong-Kong/UTWT 1500/17.01.2020
2 Tarawera Ultramarathon/New Zealand/UTWT 1000/08.02.2020
3 Transgrancanaria HG/Spain/UTWT 1500/04.03.2020
4 Gaoligong by UTMB®/China/UTWT 1000/23.03.2020
5 Patagonia Run/Argentina/UTWT 500/04.04.2020
6 100 Miles of Istria/Croatia/UTWT 1000/17.04.2020
7 Penyagolosa Trails HG/Spain/UTWT 1000/18.04.2020
8 Ultra-Trail® Mount Fuji/Japan/UTWT 1000/24.04.2020
9 Madeira Island Ultra-Trail®/Portugal/UTWT 1500/25.04.2020
10 Whalers' Great Route Ultra-Trail/Portugal/UTWT 500/08.05.2020
11 Ultra-Trail® Australia/Australia/UTWT 1500/16.05.2020
12 VVX Volvic-Volcanic Experience/France/UTWT 500/22.05.2020
13 mozart100®/Austria/UTWT 1000/20.06.2020
14 La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail/Italy/UTWT 1500/26.06.2020
15 Western State®100-Mile Endurance Run /USA/UTWT 1500/27.06.2020
16 Val d'Aran by UTMB®/Spain/UTWT 500/03.07.2020
17 Eiger Ultra-Trail®/Switzerland/UTWT 1000/19.07.2020
18 Golden Ring Ultra-Trail®/Russia/UTWT 500/19.07.2020
19 TDS® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy/UTWT 1000/26.08.2020
20 UTMB® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy-Switzerland/UTWT 2000/28.08.2020
21 CCC® (UTMB® Mont-Blanc)/France-Italy-Switzerland/UTWT 1500/28.08.2020
22 Harricana Ultra-Trail®/Canada/UTWT 500/13.09.2020
23 Trans Jeju/Korea/UTWT 500/10.10.2020
24 Ultra-Trail® Ninghai/China/UTWT 500/17.10.2020
25 Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail®/Turkey/UTWT 1000/17.10.2020
26 Javelina Jundred/USA/UTWT 500/31.10.2020
27 Ultra-Trail® Cape Town/South Africa/UTWT 1000/28.11.2020
28 Oman by UTMB®/Sultanate of Oman/UTWT 500/03.12.2020

Note to Editors:
Since its beginnings in 2014 the Ultra-Trail® World Tour has gradually expanded to include the most iconic and prestigious ultra-endurance trail running races around the world. From 10 events in 2014 the Ultra-Trail® World Tour now features 28 events from 20 countries and 6 continents. The original roster – which included races held in Hong-Kong, Spain, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Italy, USA, France and Switzerland – has now been joined by events in Croatia, Portugal, Austria, Canada, South Korea, China, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Argentina and Oman.

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