He is 25 years old, and also the second place of our King of the Grassland competition this year, and then won the second place in his age group in Langkawi Ironman competition at the end of September - What is surprising is that he just started triathlon training just one year ago. The following is our interview of the fantastic boy, Mr. Luo Jingyu.
Starting today, Monday, 27 July, people from all over the world can register online for the 2015 Genghis Khan Festival. The 9th edition in Inner Mongolia's Xiwuqi will once again feature the Grassland Marathon for runners and the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure for mountainbikers, with the King of the Grasslands competition for those who do both on top.
The final podium ceremony of the Genghis Khan Festival on Sunday afternoon is since last year reserved for the strong men who competed in both the Grassland Marathon run and the 3-day MTB Adventure. And for the second consecutive time it was Wang Lidong who earned the title of King of the Grasslands.
Basaankhuu Myagmarsuren is the deserved winner of the 2014 Genghis Khan MTB Adventure after outsprinting compatriot Bilguunjargal Erdenebat to take his second stage win. The 23-year-old Mongolian seemed totally in control of proceedings during the 96km long final stage, and despite a crash early on did not succumb to the pressure.
In another stage under hot temperatures, Hu Hao proved his class to the entire MTB field as he forgot the unfortunate puncture of yesterday and outpaced his three Mongolian companions to win solo at Yurt City after 43km. Myagmarsuren finished fourth and keeps the lead in the overall ranking, but several challengers remain in striking distance.
Linus Holmsater confirmed his status of race favourite and took his second consecutive Grassland Marathon victory in a splendid time of 2:43:47. The Swedish Heyrobics star ran faster downhill than 2012 champion Yun Yanqiao, while Russia's Olya Kurzh won the women's marathon.
Mongolia keeps winning in the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure in Xiwuqi, which started today with the classic 63km stage from Nadamu to Culture Square. Baasankhuu Myagmarsuren outsprinted his teammate Mendbayar Ulambayar, but they also benefitted from a puncture suffered by Hu Hao and a helping hand by Fraser Young late in the race.
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