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SarahCrunning - 21/02/2018 18:06:58
   
The 9 Dragons
The 9 Dragons was voted for by you as the overall winner of our 2017 Race Awards. Our 10 runner reviewers have rated it 5 stars, and it looks a great event. The race's name comes from legend - the boy Emperor Bing was said to have named the 8 mountains in Kowloon the 8 dragons in 1278. His courtier pointed out that the Emperor himself was also a dragon - the 9th dragon.

At midnight Fri/Sat, runners will set out from Yeun Long to cross Kowloon and the New Territories in Hong Kong from west to east. They will cover 50 miles to reach Tai Po and climb around 4000m. At 7:30am on Sunday, the 50km race will start in Tai Po and run north to south to reach Kowloon. Those runners entering the 50/50 will complete both races, and the winner will be The 9th Dragon.
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SarahCrunning - 25/02/2018 22:04:45
   
RE:The 9 Dragons
The complete results have not yet been released, but the podium places have been confirmed. Harry Jones won the 50 mile race in an impressive 10:41. Out of those who had entered both events, John Ellis was the first finisher in 10:53, followed by Kazufumi Ose in 11:13. Elsa Jeandedieu was the first female 50/50 entrant to finish the 50 miler (12:58). However, it was Corrine Williams who was named the women's 9th Dragon, with the fastest overall time. Elsa was second and Kellie Emmerson third. John Ellis was the men's 9th Dragon, and Kazufumi Ose had the second fastest overall time after being the first 50/50 entrant to cross the 50km finish line.

There were some impressive times amongst those who ran only the 50km event - Brain Mcflynn set a new course record for the men's race, and the women's race was won by Sandi Menchi in 8:07.
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