Friday, April 12, 2013

Press Release: Jungle Marathon Vietnam 2013

World’s toughest race comes to Vietnam

11 April 2013. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Jungle Marathon, organizers of the legendary Jungle Marathon Brazil is thrilled to announce the second race in their series, and their first in Asia.

The race, which was voted by CNN as the World’s Toughest Endurance Race, will be conducted between 31 May and 9 June 2013, and represents the first time the race has been held outside of Brazil.

“This phenomenal 10 day endurance test represents the supreme challenge to a very limited number of participants,” said race organizer Shirley Thompson, herself a veteran of Marathons des Sables, Trans 333, Verdon Gorge challenge, Guadarun, Yukon Arctic Ultra, and the Antarctica Ice Marathon.

“The Jungle Marathon is a combination of sport, adventure and eco-tourism, competitors will run through narrow trails in primeval forests, wade across sinuous rivers and swim through the region’s legendary mysterious caves, with a stunning finish on the shore.”

The race will take runners along parts of the famous Ho Chi Minh trail, the sections in the region of Quang Binh Province of Vietnam, and give them a wonderful taste of this spectacular country.

“An international field of 60 runners, who must carry all of their own food and water throughout the challenge, will cover of distance of more than 240km spread over six stages. This includes an over-night stage of an undisclosed distance. This huge test of mental and physical tenacity will sort the men from the boys as they struggle to keep moving, not knowing how far it is to the finish line,” Shirley continued.

A very limited number of entries are still available. Interested applicants can view the company’s website at

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