Rescuers search for runners as disaster unfolds during a race in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua Rescuers search for runners as disaster unfolds during a race in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua
Rescuers search for runners as disaster unfolds during a race in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua
Mark Agnew
Opinion

Opinion

View From The Edge by Mark Agnew

China race disaster is a reality check – trail running is still an extreme sport with inherent uncontrollable risks despite becoming mainstream

  • Trail running is becoming so popular that running 100km at altitude is normalised, but we need to remember the risks and ask ourselves where responsibility lies
  • A storm strikes a race in China killing 21 people, raising questions about the standards race organisers should set to keep runners safe

Rescuers search for runners as disaster unfolds during a race in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua Rescuers search for runners as disaster unfolds during a race in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua
Rescuers search for runners as disaster unfolds during a race in Gansu. Photo: Xinhua
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Mark Agnew

Mark Agnew

Mark Agnew joined the Post in 2017 to capture the booming extreme sports scene in Hong Kong. He has been involved in outdoor and extreme sports his whole life. Since living in Hong Kong, his interest has expanded to endurance sports, including ultra-running and long distances ocean rowing.