Runners line up at the start of the Tenglong Cave Cup in Lichuan, Hubei, part of the 2018 China Mountain Marathon series. Photo: Lise Floris

Trail races in remote parts of China make expats ambassadors for their area, and pay them for the pleasure

The faces on the starting line have become familiar for overseas runners invited to race in obscure parts of China to help promote tourism. Another group of runners, Africans on short-term visas, are in it for the money

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Runners line up at the start of the Tenglong Cave Cup in Lichuan, Hubei, part of the 2018 China Mountain Marathon series. Photo: Lise Floris
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