Yangtze River Three Gorges International Trail Running 2016 Kicks Off
On December 11, Yangtze River Three Gorges International Trail Running 2016 kicked off in Wushan County with 800 contestants from 10 countries and regions including China, the United States, France, Russia, etc. After a day’s intense competition, Beijing runner Yun Yanqiao won the championship of Men’s Trail Running in 5 hours 13 minutes and 03 seconds; Chongqing runner Xiang Fuzhao got the championship of Women’s Trail Running in 6 hours 34 minutes and 23 seconds; and Ran Haijun, a student from Chongqing Normal University, gained the championship of Rock Climbing in 1 hour 22 minutes and 26 seconds.
On December 11, contestants are in the competition.
2016 marks the first year of the Yangtze River Three Gorges International Trail Running, which has been certified by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). After the end of the competition, contestant can get three accumulated points of UTMB – one of the world's most famous cross-rally events. Besides, the competition time just coincides with the yearly International Red Leaf Festival of Wushan Mountain Yangtze River Three Gorges, during which Chinese and foreign trail running enthusiasts can join in the competition while feasting their eyes of the magnificent natural scenery of Wuxia Gorge and the fascinating red leaves over the mountains.
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