Racing Madagascar: Marcus, you are the first runner to confirm your participation at Racing Madagascar 2016. We are thrilled about it! Could you tell us more about you?
Marcus Fong: I’m 38 years old Chinese runner. I’m still single and I work currently for a bank in Macau.
Racing Madagascar: What kind of runner are you?
Marcus Fong: I consider myself as a “social runner”. I started my first competition in 2014, a local half- marathon that was held in Macau. Since then I joined 1 half- marathon and 2 full-marathons in 2015. I don’t have much time to train so normally I run 2 to 3 times a week. My monthly training distance is usually around 100 KMs. My personal best so far is 3:32:07
Racing Madagascar: What had motivated you to participate to Racing Madagascar?
Marcus Fong: In Dec 2014, I watched a TV program in Japan, that was a sport’s program about Racing the Planet 2014’s edition in Madagascar. I was motivated to run in Madagascar by the Japanese runner: Lino Wataru.
Racing Madagascar: What are your other challenges for this year?
Marcus Fong: Before I will compete for the Racing Madagascar, I will have 4 more marathons in between. Indeed, in only 10 days this February I will join 2 marathons (Kyoto & Tokyo). This is going to be a big challenge for me but a good training for Racing Madagascar!