John Ellis powering up a hill on his way to victory in the 2018 Nine Dragons Ultra – a stark contrast from this year’s climb, but he still finished third. Photo: Robin Lee John Ellis powering up a hill on his way to victory in the 2018 Nine Dragons Ultra – a stark contrast from this year’s climb, but he still finished third. Photo: Robin Lee
John Ellis powering up a hill on his way to victory in the 2018 Nine Dragons Ultra – a stark contrast from this year’s climb, but he still finished third. Photo: Robin Lee
Mary Hui
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Trail Mix by Mary Hui

Nine Dragons Ultra: how John Ellis runs through mountains of pain to podium and maintains incredible finishing record

  • John Ellis has never failed to finish a race, but the 50/50 event was a close call as he ran on his heel for over 100km to finish in third

John Ellis powering up a hill on his way to victory in the 2018 Nine Dragons Ultra – a stark contrast from this year’s climb, but he still finished third. Photo: Robin Lee John Ellis powering up a hill on his way to victory in the 2018 Nine Dragons Ultra – a stark contrast from this year’s climb, but he still finished third. Photo: Robin Lee
John Ellis powering up a hill on his way to victory in the 2018 Nine Dragons Ultra – a stark contrast from this year’s climb, but he still finished third. Photo: Robin Lee
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Mary Hui

Mary Hui

Mary Hui is a Hong Kong-based writer. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CityLab.