The Oxfam Trailwalker had been dominated by Team Awoo Nepal for the two years and things looked set to follow a familiar pattern when the Nepalese had a 30-minute lead after 30 kilometres.
But Gone Running-Joint Dynamics had perfect tactics and began to cut the deficit step-by-step. With an unbelievable effort that saw them running 15km per hour in the final stretch, they overtook Awoo and claimed first place in 11 hours and 53 minutes.
John Ellis, Jeff Campbell, Brian McFlynn and Michael Skobierski relived the epic race with hosts Mark Agnew and Mary Hui, who was part of their support team, on The Adventure Trail podcast.
Listen to The Adventure Trail podcast, episode 11
The Adventure Trail podcast covers a range of outdoor and extreme sports. The two hosts discuss issues relating to sport, particularly trail running, such as gender diversity and professionalisation.
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The incredible @gonerunners @jointdynamics team, winners of the Oxfam Trailwalker. Listen to the pod, link in Bio. They came back from half an hour behind to win in 11 hours 53 minutes. @johnellishk @mcflynnb @documentedmigrant @michaelskobierski and co-host @maryhui #running #ultra #otw #oxfamtrailwalker #jointdynamics #gonerunning #maclehose #hkig #hongkong #hk
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