Top trail runners compete in Thailand

BANGKOK, 2 February 2018: Almost 3,000 runners will line-up this weekend for Thailand’s premier trail running event, The North Face 100 Thailand.

The event will be hosted in Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima province 3 February.

Most of the runners will complete in the 15km, 25km, 50km and 75km distance races. However, it’s the 100km ultra-distance that will attract the region’s top elite runners who will be going up against each other in what this year is a record turnout.

With ITRA points up for grabs to  qualify for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB)  the North Face 100 Thailand is part of the North Face 100 Asia-Pacific Series.

Leading Thailand’s charge in the 100km men’s field is Jantaraboon Kiangchaipaiphana who came second in the 2017 race. Two-time winner (2013 and 2015), Sanya Khanchai, aims to become the first ever male to win the race three times. Phairat Varasin, one of the hottest Thai runners on the scene right now, returns from a 31st place at the Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race last weekend and is looking for his first win at The North Face 100 Thailand.

Winner of the Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race (100km) in 2015, Wyan Chow, competes for the first time in the Thailand race and hopes to make her mark against some top female talent including last years winner from Thailand, Phitchanon Mahachat, who returns to defend her title, and Thailand-based Carole Fuchs, who is stepping up from her blistering 50km victory, last year, to race her first 100km at this years event.

The tough undulating hills and trails of Pak Chong District will challenge close to 3,000 trail runners from 50 countries, who have registered so far.

Thailand’s Ultimate Trail Running Challenge, The North Face 100 Thailand attracts runners from all over the world each year and has put Thailand on the map as a top trail-running destination in Asia.

For more information, visit www.TheNorthFaceThailand.com, or www.facebook.com/TNF100Thailand.

Full results will be available at www.sportstats.asia.