Asia Trail Master rankings: Phairat Varasin jumps to 4th place

Following the Vietnam Mountain Marathon from last weekend, the pressure at the top of the men's ranking is building up. China's Xie Zhangrong remains in the lead with 862 points, but Phairat Varasin from Thailand is yet another strong runner who has moved into the top 5 and has a solid shot at the 2015 Asia Trail Master title. 

Varasin scored 710 points in the last month by finishing 2 big runs: Borneo 100 TMBT and Vietnam Mountain Marathon. He finished 7th in Malaysia and 4th last weekend. 

In the women's ranking, Malaysia's Tan Seow Ping remains in the lead with 900 points. The next trio of races in Indonesia, Nepal and China may shake up the rankings quite a bit before the big final races at the end of November. For sure, nothing has been decided yet. 

Varasin and also Alexis Capili from the Philippines added another point to their Grandmaster tally. Runners who finish six races of at least 70km in 2 calendar years will obtain the honourary title of Asia Trail Grandmaster and be included in the forthcoming online Hall of Fame. 

Kris Van de VeldeComment