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Yading Skyrun Megan Kimmel dominates at altitude with heads down

Yading Skyrun Megan Kimmel dominates at altitude with heads down


Megan Kimmel is surrounded by Tibetan flags on her way to victory in the Yading Skyrun

Megan Kimmel is surprised to win so convincingly. Photo: MRSWS/Albert Jorquera

The Yading Skyrun is at high altitude, in western Sichuan, and the course is flanked by beautiful mountains. Photo: Kirk Kenny/MRSWS/Studio Zag. “

Jia Erenjia of China wins the men's half marathon at the Hong Kong Marathon. Photo

It's 'heads down and push' as Kimmel climbs high into thin air. Photo: Kirk Kenny/MRSWS/Studio Zag

Ruth Croft in Yading. Photo: Migu Run Skyrunning World Series

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Megan Kimmel approaching the 4700m summit of the race.

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The day was dominated by Ahmet Arslan who set a new course record betting the previous time by over 10-minutes (official times to follow).

Rousset held on for 2nd, no doubt the course and conditions hurting everyone and Kimmel rounded out the top-3, their times 8:25:11 and 8:35:03.

Anne-Lise Rousset dictated the pace in the women's race and over the opening 18km she looked strong. Behind, pre-race favourite, Ragna Debats fresh from ...

Unlike many races in the 2017 Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series Yading was very unique due to the the high-altitude. It was noticeable amongst the elite ...

Yading Skyrun: Megan Kimmel dominates at altitude with 'heads down and push' tactic, while Jia Erenjia speeds ahead early to win at home | Out…

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