女子冠軍Yoshizumi Yuri打破紀錄 日本猛將Miyahara Toru勇奪「亞洲Skyrunning冠軍賽暨 MSIG大嶼山VK」總冠軍

女子冠軍Yoshizumi Yuri打破紀錄

日本猛將Miyahara Toru勇奪「亞洲Skyrunning冠軍賽暨 MSIG大嶼山VK」總冠軍


【12月2日,香港】鳳凰山頂,亞洲王者之戰的號角已經吹響,世界各地越野強軍前來應戰。下午三時,「 亞洲Skyrunning冠軍賽暨 MSIG大嶼山千米垂直競速賽」  於塘福泳灘準點開跑,百名精英跑手蓄勢待發,向終點極速前進。日本越野猛將Miyahara Toru橫掃全場,以38分17秒衝線完賽,直擊該賽總冠軍。巾幗不讓鬚眉,日本女選手Yoshizumi Yuri跑出45分59秒好成績,勇奪VK女子冠軍,并打破歷史記錄,不但拿到女子冠軍獎金,也因破紀錄額外獲得1000港幣獎金。

日本選手Miyahara Toru在2014年曾獲得世界Skyruning大賽第五名,并分別在2015、2016年日本Skyruning比賽中獲得冠軍之位。Miyahara說:「這是我第一次到香港比賽,對我而言,這是一個很特殊的賽道,登頂需要一鼓作氣,日本的賽道通常有高有低,需要智取。」

同樣來自日本的選手Yoshizumi Yuri此次獲得「 亞洲Skyrunning冠軍賽暨 MSIG大嶼山千米垂直競速賽」女子冠軍,衝線時間45分59秒,這是今年她第二次奪冠,不久前她在2016日本skyruning大賽中獲得了冠軍。Yoshizumi非常開心地說:「今天賽道的特點是台階路段比較多,對體能要求比較大。作為亞洲人,拿到第一非常高興!」

Sigvaris Sports Team Trail - Hoka贊助的法國隊員Nicolas Martin獲得本次比賽總亞軍,時間為38分51秒。Nicolas同樣也是2016年世界Skyrunning的亞軍,他說:「期待這場比賽很久了,今天是熱身賽,能拿到第二,我已經很開心了,期待在周日的比賽中取得更好的成績!」

意大利選手Emanuele Manzi緊隨其後,以39分56秒獲得男子組季軍。Emanuele說:「在我的家鄉冬季通常非常寒冷,而今天比賽我感覺很熱,像夏天一樣!比賽的過程中非常舒適,我很享受!」

 另一位尼泊爾知名女將Sunmaya Budha以48分5秒成績斬獲女子組別的亞軍談及對本次賽道的印象,Sunmaya激動地說:「這場比賽一切都太完美了,我非常喜歡!」

 法國知名女將Caroline Chaverot以 50分鐘23秒的衝線獲得女子組別季軍。她開心的表示:「因為千米競速賽不是我的專業,所以我起步過快,後來慢一點就好多了。爬山的過程中風景很美,我很享受這個過程!」

在參賽的亞洲選手排名,冠亞軍均被日本選手包攬,除了獲得總冠軍、亞洲冠軍的Miyahara Toru,Yanagisawa Hayato以43分59秒的成績獲得亞洲亞軍,同時位列世界排名第7。亞洲季軍被來自南韓選手Byeong Gwon Park以44分46秒成績摘得。

此次MSIG 大嶼山Vertical Kilometer是一項挑戰肺活量極限的限時競跑,選手需在極短路程內爬升一段極大的高度。Vertical Kilometer在近五年風靡歐洲,並被Skyrunning World Championship選作超級馬拉松的熱身賽。這次Vertical Kilometer比賽路線依國際標準設計,在短短五公里中需爬升九百三十四米高度。並且由於這項Vertical Kilometer定於MSIG 大嶼山50的主賽程前一天舉行,選手們可以把參加Vertical Kilometer作為備戰主賽「亞洲Skyrunning冠軍賽暨MSIG大嶼山50」的熱身賽。今次MSIG 大嶼山 Vertical Kilometer登陸香港,選手們將於海平線起步,跑向大嶼山九百三十四米的最高峰,其高度亦是全港排名第二。

 「 亞洲Skyrunning冠軍賽暨 MSIG大嶼山千米垂直競速賽」  榮獲MSIG三井住友保險冠名贊助, 並感謝(排名不分先後) Action X Store,HOKA One One,Herbalgy健絡通,OtterBox,C3fit, Bonaqua飛雪,Salonsip撒隆適,AroundDB,Skyrunner National Series China,China Skyrunning Association,OL&N,International Trail Running Association Member和動感亞洲基金會的大力支持。

比賽結果

The MSIG Lantau VK

Top 5 男性選手

姓名-國籍-隊伍/贊助商-時間

  1. Miyahara Toru-日本-N/A-00:38:17

  2. Nicolas Martin-法國-Sigvaris Sports Team Trail / Hoka-00:38:51

  3. Emanuele Manzi-意大利-La Sportiva - corsainmontagna.it-00:39:56

  4. Eirik Haugsnes-挪威-inov8-00:40:49

  5. Ludovic Pommeret-法國-Hoka France-00:42:17

Top 5 女性選手

姓名-國籍-隊伍/贊助商-時間

  1. Yoshizumi Yuri-日本-N/A- 00:45:59

  2. Sunmaya Budha-尼泊爾- Trail Running Nepal- 00:48:05

  3. Caroline Chaverot-瑞士-Hoka France-00:50:23

  4. Zein Willliams-英國- Raidlight-00:52:07

  5. Maud Gobert-法國- Adidas- 00:53:47

Top 5 亞洲男選手

姓名-國籍-隊伍/贊助商-時間

1. Miyahara Toru -日本-00:38:17

2. Yanagisawa Hayato-日本-00: 43:59

3. Byeong Gwon Park-南韓-Adidas-44:46

4. Yushizumi Yuri-日本-00:45:59

5. Jinwan Kim-南韓-Salomon-00:46:17

 

Top 5 亞洲女選手

姓名-國籍-隊伍/贊助商-時間

      1. Yoshizumi Yuri - Japan - 00:45:59

      2. Sunmaya Budha - Nepal - Trail Running Nepal - 00:48:05

      3. Myungyeo Park -South Korea - 00:54:27

      4. Purna Laxmi Neupani - Nepal - Trail Running Nepal - 00:56:24

 

      5. Tahira Najmunisaa Muhammad Zaid - Malaysia - Hoka Malaysia - 00:57:49

 

Top 5 參賽國家

國家-分數

1.日本-306

2.法國-271

3.南韓-185

4.尼泊爾-136

5.意大利-118

RESULTS

https://www.racematix.com/site/#results:rac/AAE-MSIG-Lantau-VK-2016

 

賽事信息

 

賽事名稱

亞洲Skyrunning冠軍賽暨MSIG大嶼山千米垂直競速賽

日期

12月2日 (星期五)

時間

下午3時開始

地點

塘福泳灘,大嶼山,香港

距離

5公里 (+934m)

賽道

http://www.actionasiaevents.com/our-events/upcoming-events/2016-msig-lantau-vk/course.html#content

 

關於MSIG (三井住友保險)

三井住友海上火災保險(香港)有限公司(簡稱「三井住友保險」) 早於 1855 年在香港開展業務網絡,擁有逾一百五十年歷史,一直為客戶提供多元化的一般保險方案及產品。

三井住友保險的母公司是Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited,實力雄厚,擁有豐富的保險市場經驗及根基,並獲得國際權威評級機構給予極高信貸評級,包括標準普爾、穆迪投資等。Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Limited作為全球其務遍佈每一個東盟國家的外資一般保險公司。

透過多元化的銷售渠道、與中介公司的緊密伙伴關係、及遍佈全球的業務版圖,三井住友保險致力為客戶提供全面的個人及商業保險產品,並繼續緊守其一貫信念,與客人維繫持久的關係,推動更緊密的合作。

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 Miyahara and Yoshizumi Crowned Champions of 

Asian Skyrunning Championships VK race - MSIG Lantau Vertical Kilometre 

 Yoshizumi smashes women’s record by more than two minutes

LANTAU ISLAND, HONG KONG, Friday, December 2, 2016 – Japanese runners dominated the Asian Skyrunning Championships Vertical Kilometre – MSIG Lantau VK race this afternoon, romping to victories in both the men’s and women’s events. Toru Miyahara clocked 38 minutes 17 seconds to be the fastest person overall on the 5-kilometre course that started on Tong Fuk Beach at 3pm and finished on the summit of the 934-metre Lantau Peak, Hong Kong’s second highest mountain.

Miyahara, who beat a world-class field en route to the title, said: “It’s a special race for me. I haven’t been Hong Kong before, and the same kind of course in Japan comprises of continuous up and down, which differs from the straight elevation in MSIG Lantau VK. It’s really an unforgettable experience for me and I will definitely join the race again next time.”

Fellow Japanese Yuri Yoshizumi sailed to a comfortable victory in the women’s event in 45 minutes 59 seconds, smashing the previous course record of 48:32 set by Nepal’s Mira Rai in 2014. Yoshizumi, who was women’s champion in the 2016 Skyrunning Japan Championships, said: “I am so excited to be the first Asian winning the race. With the great number of steps, this course is challenging and demands extreme physical fitness. It’s my first time in Hong Kong and I enjoyed the race a lot.”

Rounding off the podium in the men’s event was second-placed Frenchman Nicolas Martin (Sigvaris Sports Team Trail – Hoka) in 38:51 and Italy’s Emanuele Manzi (La Sportiva – corsainmontagna.it) in third in 39:56.

Martin, second at the recent 2016 IAU Trail Running World Champships and second in the 2016 World Series Skyrunning Ultra, said: “I’m very pleased to run in Hong Kong for the first time. It’s a beautiful city and it’s very difference from my hometown, which consists of only about 500 people. This race was in preparation for Sunday’s 50km, so I am satisfied with the second place.”

Manzi, a seasoned skyscraper runner who was second in the 2016 Swisssotel Vertical Marathon and third at the 2016 SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai, said: “I felt quite hot during the race because it’s winter at home for me, where the temperature should be below zero and the ground full of snow. It’s a great pleasure for me to be here since it’s almost like summer here. I really enjoyed the race and am satisfied with third place. You have to keep on pushing your limits along the course, and I’m so glad I finished it.”

Sunmaya Budha (Trail Running Nepal) was second in the women’s race in 48:05. She said: “I love everything about this race.”

French trail running world champion Caroline Chaverot was third in 50:23. “I’m feeling quite happy and I enjoyed the race very much. I tried my best even though VK is not my specialty,” said Chaverot, women’s champion of the 2016 Ultra Trail Mont Blanch and the 2016 Skyrunning World Championships. “I think I started too fast, then I tried to slow down a little bit and it felt better. It’s a really beautiful course and I love the little uphill trail. It’s my first time in Hong Kong and the welcome has been very warm. I have met a lot of people and they have all been so friendly. The food is great and the hotel is nice, so I’m very happy to be here.”

The top three Asia-born runners were awarded championship medals: Miyahara the gold, Hayato Yanagisawa of Japan the silver, and South Korean Byeong Gwon Park the bronze.

The MSIG Lantau VK kicked off the Asian Skyrunning Championships weekend in Hong Kong, which also includes the MSIG Lantau 50 on Sunday, December 4, which consists of a 27km Skyrace (over 2,000m elevation gain) and 50km Ultra SkyMarathon (over 3,400m elevation gain), both starting and finishing in Tung Chung. 

Together, the MSIG Lantau races are part of the MSIG HK50 Series, which includes a leg on Hong Kong Island (October 23, 2016) and will end with a third and final leg in Sai Kung on February 18, 2017.

The event is possible due to the generous support of presenting sponsor MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited and supporting partners ActionX Store, Hoka One One, Herbalgy, OtterBox, C3fit, Oregon Scientific, Bonaqua, Key Sun Zinke, Salonsip, Del Monte, AroundDB, Skyrunner National Series China, China Skyrunning Association, OL&N, Oldham Li & Nie Lawyers, International Trail Running Association Member and Action Asia Foundation.

Race Results

The MSIG Lantau VK

Overall Top 5 Men

Name-Nationality-Team/Sponsor-Time

   1. Toru Miyahara-Japan-N/A-00:38:17

    2. Nicolas Martin-France-Sigvaris Sports Team Trail / Hoka-00:38:51

    3. Emanuele Manzi-Italy-La Sportiva - corsainmontagna.it-00:39:56

    4. Eirik Haugsnes-Norway-inov8-00:40:49

    5. Ludovic Pommeret-France-Hoka France-00:42:17


Overall Top 5 Women

Name-Nationality-Team/Sponsor-Time

    1. Yuri Yoshizumi -Japan- 00:45:59

    2. Sunmaya Budha-Nepal- Trail Running Nepal- 00:48:05

    3. Caroline Chaverot-Switzerland-Hoka France-00:50:23

    4. Zein Willliams-United Kingdom- Raidlight-00:52:07

    5. Maud Gobert-France- Adidas- 00:53:47

Asian Top 5 Men

Name-Nationality-Team/Sponsor-Time

      1. Toru Miyahara - Japan -00:38:17

      2. Hayato Yanagisawa - Japan -00: 43:59

      3. Byeong Gwon Park-South Korea-Adidas-44:46

      4. Yuri Yushizumi - Japan -00:45:59

     5. Jinwan Kim- South Korea -Salomon-00:46:17

Asian Top 5 Women

Name-Nationality-Team/Sponsor-Time

      1. Yoshizumi Yuri - Japan - 00:45:59

      2. Sunmaya Budha - Nepal - Trail Running Nepal - 00:48:05

      3. Myungyeo Park -South Korea - 00:54:27

      4. Purna Laxmi Neupani - Nepal - Trail Running Nepal - 00:56:24

 

      5. Tahira Najmunisaa Muhammad Zaid - Malaysia - Hoka Malaysia - 00:57:49

 

Overall Top 5 Countries

Country-Score

   1. Japan-306

   2. France-271

   3. South Korea-185

   4. Nepal-136

   5. Italy-118

 Results

https://www.racematix.com/site/#results:rac/AAE-MSIG-Lantau-VK-2016

 Race Info

 

Event Name

HK50 Series - MSIG Lantau VK - Asian Skyrunning Championships

Date

Friday Dec 2, 2016

Start Time

3pm

Start Location

Tong Fuk Beach, Lantau, Hong Kong

Finish Location

Lantau Peak

- then Awards at Pak Kung Au BBQ Area

Distance

5 km 

Race details

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With a network of operations dating as far back as 1855, MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited (“MSIG”) has been providing general insurance solutions and products to customers in Hong Kong for more than 150 years.

MSIG is backed by the solid foundation and rich heritage of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited, an established insurer that has received strong financial ratings from leading rating agencies, including Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. Today MSIG is one of the few foreign-based general insurers to have representation in every ASEAN country, a testament to its strength and reach. MSIG also benefits from being a member of MS&AD Insurance Group – one of the largest general insurance groups in the world.

Leveraging on the multi-channel distribution, strong partnerships with intermediaries and extensive geographical network, MSIG offers a wide range of insurance solutions across personal and commercial lines. MSIG builds and nurtures enduring relationships, forging close partnerships, through good times and bad.

About Skyrunning

Since the first extreme races in 1992, the first World Championship in 1998 and the introduction of the Skyrunner World Series in 2003, Skyrunning has grown to become a globally renowned sport governed by the International Skyrunning Federation. In 2015, the Continental Championships were introduced and includes Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and Oceania. The sport is practised in more than 40 nations and counts followers from 126 countries.

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