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30th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon
Runners from all across the globe will gather on Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site for the 30th Mount Kinabalu International Marathon that was held on the 15th October 2017.Please note that Mount Kinabalu will be closed off to the public during this event.
Catch the excitement as runners from around the world gather at Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site for the annual sports event. It’s a race like no other! While casual climbers may take an average of two days to scale the mountain, professional mountain runners can clock as fast as 4 hours! Join us at the flag off in Kinabalu Park and cheer for the runners at the finishing line.
For safety reasons, things will be different this year as only invited candidates are allowed to join the Climbathon. The invitation will be for runners who had participated and completed the summit race within the time in the 2013 or 2014 Climbathon.
30th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon Results
15th October 2017 marks the 30th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon.
Due to the unforeseen weather conditions and for the safety of the runners, the organisers decided to forgo the summit and changed it to Panalaban before flagging off. This shortened to route from 26 kilometres to 21 kilometres instead.
A total of 116 runners participated in the Climbathon.
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1st – Safrey Sumping (Malaysia) 2:18:28
2nd – Lel Kipchirchir (Kenya) 2:20:22
3rd – Daved Simpat (Malaysia) 2:20:42
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1st – Sandi Menchi Catlona Abahan (Philippines) 3:04:30
2nd – Anineh binti Dainin (Malaysia) 3:09:33
3rd – Valentine Jepkemoi Serem (Kenya) 3:28:07
It was a tough race but all runners made it back to Kinabalu Park safely and the organisers declared this event successful.