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9 Dragons Ultra

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地点 Hong Kong, Hong Kong

距离 距离 超级马拉松 - 50km

关于 9 Dragons Ultra

The 9 Dragons Ultra is a brand new and challenging, multi-day trail and ultra running event taking place in February, in Hong Kong.

The first race, starting at midnight on Saturday, consists of an 82km (50 mile) trail run with a lofty 4000m of elevation gain, as well as a 22km and a 10km.
Sunday features an entirely different 50km course with a further 3200m of elevation gain.

200 places will be available to runners who hope to aim to complete both events over the weekend - The 9 Dragons 50/50 - and a further 200 will compete in either the 50 Miler (82km) or 50km race, a total of 600 competitors.

距离

The 9 Dragons 50/50

  • 132km

50 Miler (82 Km)

  • 82km

50 Kilometer (31 M)

  • 50km

9 Dragons Ultra 路线图

9 Dragons Ultra 路线图

开始:

Yuen Long at Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp

31 Tai Tong Shan Rd, Tai Tong, Hong Kong

完成:

Tai Po

Tai Po, Hong Kong

困难

extreme

亮点

Legend goes that Kowloon was named in the year 1278 by the boy Emperor Bing, of the Southern Song Dynasty. Noticing the eight hills of Kowloon (Kowloon Peak, Tung Shan, Tate's Cairn, Temple Hill, Unicorn Ridge, Lion Rock, Beacon Hill, Crow's Nest), the Emperor was pleased to name them the “Eight Dragons” - but a quick-witted courtier pointed out that the Emperor was a dragon himself, making it nine dragons, not eight.

概述

50 Miler

The 50 Mile course (82.1km approximately) crosses Kowloon and the New Territories in Hong Kong from west to east. The route uses a variety of trail including the Maclehose and Wilson trails, among others. The race is scheduled to start in Yuen Long at Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp, and finish in Tai Po. The race has an accumulative vertical of 3,696m.

50km

The 50km course starts in Tai Po, runs through the New Territories and finishes in Kowloon. It runs from North to South. The route uses a variety of trail including some of the Wilson and Maclehose, among others. The race has an accumulative vertical of 3,123m.

The 50/50

200 places will be available to runners who hope to aim to complete both the 50 Miler and 50km events over the weekend - The 9 Dragons 50/50.


9 Dragons Ultra 花絮

A transliteration of the Chinese 九龍, gau lung, or “Nine Dragons”, Kowloon is named for the eight mountains which rear up behind the plateau—and one final dragon besides.

Legend goes that Kowloon was named in the year 1278 by the boy Emperor Bing, of the Southern Song Dynasty. Noticing the eight hills of Kowloon (Kowloon Peak, Tung Shan, Tate's Cairn, Temple Hill, Unicorn Ridge, Lion Rock, Beacon Hill, Crow's Nest), the emperor was pleased to name them the “Eight Dragons”—but a quick-witted courtier pointed out that the emperor was a dragon himself, making it nine dragons.

It begins with a boy Emperor...
A transliteration of the Chinese 九龍, gau lung, or “Nine Dragons”, Kowloon is named for the eight mountains which rear up behind the plateau—and one final dragon besides.

Legend goes that Kowloon was named in the year 1278 by the boy Emperor Bing, of the Southern Song Dynasty. Noticing the eight hills of Kowloon (Kowloon Peak, Tung Shan, Tate's Cairn, Temple Hill, Unicorn Ridge, Lion Rock, Beacon Hill, Crow's Nest), the emperor was pleased to name them the “Eight Dragons”—but a quick-witted courtier pointed out that the emperor was a dragon himself, making it nine dragons.
What was Emperor Bing doing counting mountains at the southern tip of his empire? Well, he had nowhere else to go. For the whole of the 13th century the Mongols had swept down from the steppes, moving south through China and crushing the ruling Song Dynasty. First Genghis and then his grandson Kublai Khan stormed south, pushing the Song back, and back, and back.

By 1278, Emperor Bing’s older brother, 10-year-old Emperor Duanzong of Song, had been pushed out of Fujian province and fled south to Guangdong. After Duanzong died from an illness contracted while running from the Mongols, the throne passed to 7-year-old Emperor Bing. The child was crowned at Silvermine Bay, on Lantau Island.

But Bing’s reign was not to last. The Mongols pressed onwards and just one year after the emperor’s coronation, the Song Dynasty made its final stand against the invaders. At the naval Battle of Yamen on March 19, 1279, a Mongol navy of some 50 warships smashed the Song flotilla of more than 1,000 ships to pieces. There was nowhere left to run. Lu Xiufu, the emperor’s most loyal general and statesman, picked up the 8-year-old king and leaped into the sea, in search of an honorable death. Kublai Khan had unified China under his fist, and the sun dawned on the Yuan Dynasty.

You can visit the “Terrace of the Song Kings,” in the Sung Wong Toi Garden park in Kowloon City. It’s home to a rock carving which commemorates the two-year reign of the Song kings in Hong Kong.

But the legacy of the last emperor of the Song doesn't lie in a rock, but in those eight dragons: The boy emperor who named a city.

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