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Wong Ho-chung setting the MacLehose fastest known time is just one of many achievements he achieves before Project Endless. Photo: Moment Sports Photography

Project Endless: epic film follows runner Wong Ho-chung’s 500km journey over 5 days around Hong Kong border

  • Stunning YouTube documentary charts Wong’s mission to ‘showcase this diversified, beautiful city’
  • Record-breaking runner began at sunrise each morning and completed 100km before sunset

A stunning new documentary has been released on YouTube this week, which follows the epic Project Endless run by Wong Ho-chung.

The Hong Kong firefighter ran 500 kilometres over five days, starting at sunrise each morning and completing 100km along the border of Hong Kong before sunset.

“The challenge will be completely self-supported. There is also a quest to reveal Hong Kong’s breathtaking scenery and uncharted spots, showcasing this diversified, beautiful city,” the film’s description reads.

Wong began his journey outside Hong Kong International Airport, circumnavigated Lantau Island, then Kowloon and the New Territories, and finally Hong Kong Island.

The 35-year-old is Hong Kong’s top ultra runner. He cemented himself among the best runners in the world with sixth- and 11th-placed finishes at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. At home, he has set the fastest known time on the MacLehose Trail, and completed the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails in a record 46 hours and 55 minutes.
Previously, Wong completed the Hong Kong 360, running 360km in 36 hours, over four days. But Project Endless was another step up.
A map of Wong Ho-chung’s 500km journey, which he undertook over five days, completing 100km between sunrise and sunset each day. Photo: Sportsoho/YouTube

As he was sticking to the coastline, Wong was not always moving along marked trails, making the challenge even more difficult as it forced him to clamber over rocks and up rivers.

“During the challenge, I found that I underestimated the difficulty of the route and climbed more than I thought, which made the time so tight,” Wong said on Instagram.

The documentary fulfils its aim, providing stunning footage of the Country Parks. But filming the run added to the challenge.

“When I got a satisfactory shot, I felt more joy – I hoped that through the filming, I can bring the beautiful scenery of Hong Kong to everyone to enjoy,” Wong added.