Malaysian wins Tam Dao Mountain Trail hinh anh 1Cao Ngoc Ha finishes second at the Tam Dao Mountain Trail. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Ong Soon Seng from Malaysia won the 70km category of the Tam Dao Mountain Trail, which concluded in Tam Dao town in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on June 25.

Seng of Asia Trail Master team took the lead with a timing of 9 hours and 1 minute.

Cao Ngoc Ha, a Vietnamese amateur runner of Long Distance Runners team, finished second, 20 minutes after Seng.

Yuen Wan Ho Isaac (Hong Kong) of Asia Trail Master team and Ha’s teammate were the runners-up.

With this result, Seng has been listed No 1 among the top 10 of the Asia Trail Master Championship, while Ha entered the top 5.

Ha won the Vietnam Jungle Marathon (VJM) held in Pu Luong Nature Reserve in the central province of Thanh Hoa last month. He finished third in February’s Ultra Trail Koh Chang in Thailand. Last year, Ha finished second at the Vietnam Mountain Marathon (VMM) in Sa Pa district, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

Asia Trail Master is an annual series of trail running races, managed by Kuai Sports Promotions Ltd in Hong Kong and featuring a championship based on a points system.

Three events held in Vietnam, namely VJM, VMM and Tam Dao Mountain Trail, belong to Asia Trail Master’s system.

“This tournament was more difficult than I expected. Tam Dao has beautiful roads but has many slopes. Seng is very strong. I need to improve many things if I take part in a bigger event,” said Ha.

The event attracted more than 200 runners competing in 70km, 42km, 21km and 10km categories.-VNA