UPDATE 18 NOVEMBER 2018 - Malaysia-based Italian Alessandro Sherpa has claimed the points lead with his second race win of the season at the Magnificent Merapoh Trail in August. For Sherpa it was already the fifth points result also, similar with Pablo Diago Gonzales and Tomohiro Mizukoshi. However, nothing has been decided as no runner sticks out this season nor wins them all. Remember: the ATM Championship is based on a five-best-count system, which means that for them for the rest of this season it is all about doing better than their worst placing to further top up their championship total. In recent months, Sherpa has managed to increase his points lead slightly thanks to his third race victory of the year in Laos. But Japan’s Mizukoshi won Plataran Bali and remains a candidate to dethrone Sherpa, as well as Sabah’s Milton Amat, who won the Indonesia SuperTrail, Bandung Ultra 100 mid-September. Thanks to all bonus points he gathered on top his fine placings, Amat could actually be the biggest threat for Sherpa….
In the women's competition, Indonesia’s Ruth Theresia has taken total control in September with race wins in Bandung Ultra, Ijen Trail and Plataran Bali. The Bandung Explorer ace is leading the ranking comfortably and looks like a certain champion, even when mathematically a few women such as Carole Fuchs, Corinne Williams and Evelyn Lek remain in contention until the CM50 and Trail Blazer event weekend.
As in 2017, the championship will be decided at the end of the year by a five-best-count system, whereby the best five points results of each runner will be added up. New in 2018 is that one-of-five is expected to be a SuperTrail race, otherwise the runner will lose 250 points.
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