As part of the Sky Runner World Series, the Mt Kinabalu international climbathon is recognized as one of the world's toughest mountain race. Skyrunning is defined as running in the mountains above 2,000 metres altitude where the incline exceeds 30% and the climbing difficulty does not exceed II° grade.
Are you game enough to take on the challenge? Not only will you be faced with challenging slopes and terrain but you will have to handle the cold temperatures and low oxygen atmosphere at high altitudes. To me, this is the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance.
This event will be held over two days, with the Women and Men's Veteran category to kick off earlier on 22 Oct while the Men's open category will be a day later. Covering a distance of 21km, the race will start close to Timpohon gate and end somewhere in between Timpohon gate and Kinabalu park. There will be additional 4km distance on top of the 17.44km up and down the mountain.
Last year's event saw a new record with Marco De Gasperi from Italy finishing at an impossible time of 2:33:56. Really can't imagine how he manage to did it. The fastest Malaysia is GUIANUS SALAGAN from the men's veteran category at a time of 3:01:57.
More details and online registration are available from the official website.
Click here for the list of trail running show selection published by ISF (International Sky Running Federation)
Watch the video below for a preview of the race.