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Vietnam Trail Series 2020 Champions Crowned

The 2020 Vietnam Trail Series champions were crowned in Sapa with Vietnamese runners coming out on top in the VTS Ultra Category.

At Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2020 powered by Garmin the stage was set for a battle between French and Vietnamese runners for the overall VTS Ultra Championship.  However,  in the end it was the homegrown talent that prevailed to take the men’s and women’s titles, with  Quang Trần and Nguyễn Thị Đường becoming Vietnam Trail Series 2020 Ultra Champions. 

They each took their titles emphatically with 2300 VTS points each which they both earned from wins at VTM 2020 and VMM 2020 Powered by Garmin. 

With her VTS 2020 title, Nguyễn Thị Đường also became a double VTS Champ following her 2019 triumph. 

Nguyễn Thị Đường won VTS ultra category in 2019

In the Marathon Category, Axelle de Feraudy (France) became the champion with 2,000 points earned from her wins at VJM 2020 and VMM 2020 Powered by Garmin. On the men’s side, Trinh Nam Hải (Vietnam) took the title with points from his fourth place at VJM 2020 and his second place at VMM 2020 Powered by Garmin. 

In the Challenge Category, Elizabeth Charles (United Kingdom) and Robert Knobloch (Czech Republic) were crowned VTS champions. 

Elizabeth gained 1760 VTS points in total from her second place finishes at both VJM 2020 and VMM 2020 Powered by Garmin. 

Meanwhile, Robert took the Vietnam Trail Series 2020 with points from his VMM 2020 Powered by Garmin win and his VJM 2020 performance.