UPDATE 19 JUNE 2018 - Tokyo's Tomohiro Mizukoshi is the first Japanese runner to lead the Asia Trail Master Championship. By finishing 6th in the Echigo Country Trail, Mizukoshi grabbed the points lead away from Wilnar Iglesia. He is also the first of the top runners in this year's championship who has achieved five results. Remember: the ATM Championship is based on a five-best-count system, which means that for Mizukoshi for the rest of this season it is all about doing better than his 8th place in Korea 50K (=330 points) to further top up his championship total.
After the Malaysia SuperTrail, Penang Eco 100, Philippines' Wilnar Iglesia had claimed the points lead ahead of Pablo Diago Gonzales. All current top three runners have scored podium and other honourable placings this year, although no race victories. Harry Jones is first of those who have finished three ATM races. Going into the more quiet mid-year period, the men's competition has a lot of contenders for the championship with nobody sticking out in terms of performance so far.
In the women's competition, the battle is also wide open but hasn't fully heated up yet. Aggy Sabanal from Philippines and Majo Liao are in great shape and also Ruth Theresia from Indonesia has set herself up for a strong championship campaign with two race wins this season already.
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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