Mongolian cycling stars Myagmarsuren Baasaankhuu and Solongo Tserenlham both won the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure for the second time in their careers last weekend with superb rides and stage victories on Saturday and Sunday. The competition this time did not really come from their own compatriots, but from a strong local Chinese contingent. Especially Miga had to keep his head cool. Always the man to beat, Miga had to battle against the Shanghai squad led by Feng Kuan Jie, which made his life as difficult as possible. Still, when he pushed the throttle uphill or against a headwind, nobody was able to match the Mongolian's speed and strength. Solo victories in both stage 2 and stage 3 were the result. Feng Kuan Jie and Shi Yongming finished the stage race in the same total time, but Feng Kuan Jie was awarded second place overall due to his stage victory in the wet mudbath on Friday. Zhu Jun became stronger and stronger as the weekend progressed and a second place on the 95km long stage 3 was his reward for his fine efforts, beating Shi Yongming and FKJ in the sprint that day. For Feng Kuan Jie, it was the third time he finished second in Genghis Khan MTB. He also scored a third place in 2011, but has never won it! For Miga it was the second overall win after 2014. Miga is of course also a four-time-winner of Granfondo Yunnan.
The 11 th Genghis Khan MTB Adventure started wth half an hour delay as torrential rain had flooded the streets of Xiwuqi. Eventually, the start of stage 1 was dry but it did not take long before rain began to fall again on the field of brave participants.
Nordic Ways is very pleased to announce that NATHAN becomes the official running equipment sponsor of 2019 Genghis Khan Grassland Marathon.
Founded in Pennsylvania, USA, NATHAN has been very popular among the runners in North American and Chinese market. NATHAN products have been widely sold in professional running equipment stores, outdoor product retail stores and sports product stores in 45 countries.
Nordic Ways is pleased to announce that the 11th edition of the beloved Genghis Khan Festival in Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia, is now open for registration. The 3-day event will take place from 9 to 11 August after a hiatus of three years and still feature the same sporting competitions along with cultural and culinary activities.
After a break of 2 years, the 11th edition of the Genghis Khan Festival will take place in traditional Xiwuqi, Inner Mongolia, from 9 to 11 August 2019, which means one month later than usual. The event design remains as before: three days of mountainbiking and a Grassland Marathon and Half Marathon run on Saturday morning. Those who compete in both the MTB long distance and the Marathon compete for the much-coveted crown of King and Queen of the Grasslands!
With great regret we have to announce today the cancellation of the 2017 Genghis Khan MTB Adventure and Grassland Marathon in Xiwuqi. The local government in Xiwuqi informed us that they cannot authorise the event for environmental and social reasons: the Xilingol area is experiencing a drought this year and the lack of rainfall has made the grasslands extremely vulnerable to desertification, which for farming communities such as Xiwuqi would be catastrophic. Therefore, all events, including even the Mongolian Nadamu ethnic holiday Festival next week, have been cancelled.
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With the upcoming 11th edition of Genghis Khan MTB Adventure, the jersey sponsor, Hangzhou Lambda will bring for everyone new souvenir jerseys—different designs for MTB Adventure and KOG participants, using imported fabrics to make cycling comfortable.
The 11th edition of the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure will undergo a bit of a facelift as all three stages will benefit from a partial to substantial new course design. The total distance increases to 215 km and the longest 103 km stage takes place on Friday as Stage 1.
We are delighted to announce that Naqi Skin Care Innovators continues to support the Genghis Khan Festival also this summer. Naqiis a renowned Belgian brand, with Chinese bases in Shanghai and Guangzhou, producing quality care products for athletes.
What will they do when top outdoor brands, one from France and the other from Finland, meet with our Grassland Extreme Marathon? Salomon and Suunto are partners of this year's event and we are indeed proud and happy to have them on board!
Ran Qian, a famous trail runner in southwest China, has achieved to finish several Ultra-trail 50 and 100 races. While not experienced in cycling, she competed in the Queen of the Grasslands (KOG) competition for the first time at GKF last year. With cramming for 80-km-riding before GKF, she win the 6th place finally. Fantastic!