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Quang Tran takes his 1st season win in Dalat
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The Dalat Ultra Trail last weekend saw the confirmation of the raw talent of Vietnam's own Quang Tran. After winning the Vietnam Mountain Marathon last year, he now also took top honours in Dalat in a great 70k run that took him 7 hours 32. Quang Tran stayed ahead of two European runners: Florian Deichmann (Germany) and Kevin Morisseau (France), who reached the finish in 7:49 and 7:54. HCMC-based Dutch woman Marieke Dekkers, training partner of Asia Trail Master champion Kim Matthews, won the women's race ahead of Vietnam's Julia Nguyen Thi Duong and Philippines' Ann Jilian Pulanco. 

2300 runners took the start over the four available distances in Dalat, of which 70K was the longest and the one that counted for ATM championship points. The event received praise from participants for its great organisation and a pleasantly runable, yet tough enough race course. The highlands around the city of Dalat are relentlessly going up and down. 

Kim Matthews, who of course lives nearby in Ho Chi Minh City, has not yet recovered from her dramatic fall a few weeks ago and was unable to start what could be called her home race. The good news was that Matthews did the 21k, albeit hiking for the most part. 

The next Vietnamese points race is the Vietnam Jungle Marathon in Po Luong on 14/15 April. 

Quang Tran and Marieke Dekkers: winners of the Dalat Ultra Trail 70k

Quang Tran and Marieke Dekkers: winners of the Dalat Ultra Trail 70k

Julia Nguyen Thi Duong was second in the women's, with Ann Pulianco third. 

Julia Nguyen Thi Duong was second in the women's, with Ann Pulianco third. 

Dalat Ultra Trail enters the 2018 Asia Trail Master Championship

We are delighted to welcome and introduce the Dalat Ultra Trail into the 2018 Asia Trail Master Championship. The event is the first major international trail running race in Southern Vietnam and is scheduled for 17/18 March 2018. The main race has a total distance of 70 km - Grandmaster distance - and will be a good mix of runable and technical terrain. 

The 70 km course starts in the historical hilltop town of Dalat and runs over LangBiang Peak of Lam Vien Highland with beautiful sceneries, surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls. Dalat is also known as a cool retreat from Ho Chi Minh City, the nearest city and international gateway to the event. While the 70K is the one that matters for ATM championship points, less ambitious runners can also go for a 42k, 21k or 10k option. 

The organisation is in the hands of 123Go and Vietnam MTB Series, bringing in lots of experience of outdoor activities in the Dalat area. 

The registration for the event opens THIS wednesday for the general public. Stay tuned for the link and be ready as the event is expecting to sell its 1500 bibs quite soon!

More info can be found also via our cover page: