Genghis Khan MTB Adventure & Grassland Extreme Marathon

Thursday, Apr 19th

Last update:04:37:43 PM GMT

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Focus on Athlete: Erich Felbabel

Living and working in Hong Kong, Frenchman Erich Felbabel was an imposing figure in this year's Genghis Khan MTB Adventure. Tall, unrelenting and with the physique of a Greek statue, the Chiru-WTB ace put pressure on the Mongolians and the Triace boys all weekend to finish third overall. Not bad for a triathlete in only his second MTB event! Reason enough for a short Q&A with Erich Felbabel.

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Focus on Athlete: Sarah Edson, winner of the 2012 Grassland Marathon

For a lot of people in China's running scene it was a pleasure to see the young Shanghai-based Briton Sarah Edson emerge victorious in the Grassland Marathon last summer. Forever enthusiastic, the 26-year old young woman has developed into a strong endurance runner over the years and become an inspiration for many fellow expats who have picked up the sport. What's more, as co-race director of a ultra running event in Kenya, Edson is actively engaged in raising funds to support secondary education for local Masaai girls in the African country. Reason enough for a brief Q&A.

 

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Become the King of the Grasslands!

In the past six years there have been astonishing athletic accomplishments at our beloved Genghis Khan Festival. High time to put more spotlights on these. As of 2013, an additional feature, dubbed King of the Grasslands (KOG), will celebrate all the participants who combine mountainbiking with running during the 7th edition of the 3-day event.

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Stoneham official apparel sponsor in 2013

Nordic Ways is pleased to announce the introduction of Stoneham as the official apparel sponsor of the 2013 Genghis Khan MTB Adventure and Grassland Marathon. The young Swedish brand is rapidly gaining fame and status in the world of outdoor sports, and the Genghis Khan Festival is therefore a great match.

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Registration for 2013 NOW open!

The online registration for the 7th Genghis Khan MTB Adventure and Grassland Marathon to be held in Inner Mongolia's Xiwuqi between 5 and 7 July 2013 has now been initiated. Via the form, produced in cooperation with our partner active.com, everybody can sign up for the competitions and/or the various travel options. The Early Bird registration phase lasts until 1 April 2013.

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Genghis Khan Festival 2013: 5 to 7 July

The 7th Genghis Khan MTB Adventure and Grassland Marathon will be held in Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia, from 5 to 7 July 2013. The event will again feature a 3-day mountainbike stage race, as well as an offroad running competition over 42k, 21k and 10k. More details and the online registration will be opened in the course of August. Please check this webpage soon enough to ensure you get a place in the race.

Watch Biketo's official video report and more

Our official media partner Biketo.com has released its video report of the 2012 Genghis Khan MTB Adventure. A great documentary for all participants in this year's 3-day race. Here's the link. Meanwhile, runners can check and purchase individual photos of their Grassland Marathon on Runff.com.

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