John Ellis in action during the 9 Dragons Ultra in February 2017, where runners ran a total of 130 kilometres over the hills of Kowloon. He has been sleeping in an altitude tent to try to acclimatise for Mont Blanc. Photo : Lloyd Belcher John Ellis in action during the 9 Dragons Ultra in February 2017, where runners ran a total of 130 kilometres over the hills of Kowloon. He has been sleeping in an altitude tent to try to acclimatise for Mont Blanc. Photo : Lloyd Belcher
John Ellis in action during the 9 Dragons Ultra in February 2017, where runners ran a total of 130 kilometres over the hills of Kowloon. He has been sleeping in an altitude tent to try to acclimatise for Mont Blanc. Photo : Lloyd Belcher

Sleeping at ‘4,000m’ in Hong Kong – how leading local runners are preparing for mighty Mont Blanc ultra race

Two top trail runners tackle the 120km Traces des Ducs de Savoie as part of the UTMB festival – but Hong Kong’s heat and lack of height puts them at a disadvantage as they take on the world’s best

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John Ellis in action during the 9 Dragons Ultra in February 2017, where runners ran a total of 130 kilometres over the hills of Kowloon. He has been sleeping in an altitude tent to try to acclimatise for Mont Blanc. Photo : Lloyd Belcher John Ellis in action during the 9 Dragons Ultra in February 2017, where runners ran a total of 130 kilometres over the hills of Kowloon. He has been sleeping in an altitude tent to try to acclimatise for Mont Blanc. Photo : Lloyd Belcher
John Ellis in action during the 9 Dragons Ultra in February 2017, where runners ran a total of 130 kilometres over the hills of Kowloon. He has been sleeping in an altitude tent to try to acclimatise for Mont Blanc. Photo : Lloyd Belcher
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