During UTMB exhibition fair last august 2016, we met with 2 Frenchies: Sabina & Clement Dumont, founders of Asia Trail Magazine. Expatriates in Hong Kong for several years, they got the idea to launch 5 years ago a trail running event which gather more than 2000 runners today : the Translantau. This race of 50/100kms is the other great race in Hong Kong region with the Janet Ng’s HK 100.
There is a high degree of interest in trail running in Asia, and this is with the Dumonts launched two and half years ago the first magazine dedicated to trail running : The Asia Trail Magazine. Today the success of this magazine is undeniable with 7 000 reader for the paper copy and 6 000 reader for the digital copy. The magazine is already distributed in 8 Asian countries, including Japan!
The concept of Racing Madagascar interested the Dumont and this is why they wanted to interview Marcus Fong. Marcus ran Racing Madagascar Ultra Trail 2016 last July. He shares his post race impressions. We hope other Asian runners will be open to rise the challenge for Madagascar Ultra Trail 2017.
Read the full article in PDF format here and discover the read of Marcus Fong sharing his experience.