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Nov 14 / 2016

Jay throws himself into the ring - 27k Skyrace

North Face Adventure Team runner Jay on his way to Hong Kong for the MSIG Lantau50 Skyrace.

Representing Thailand will be Jantaraboon Kiangchaipaiphana otherwise known as "Jay" who has been a force on the adventure scene for many years and winning numerous Action Asia mountain bike events and placing 2nd in a past Lantau 2 Peaks event in a pheonomal 2hr 26min time after leading most of the race, will be keen to show his skills in the 27km Skyrace course (MSIG Lantau50) at the Asian Skyrunning Championship in Hong Kong Dec 4.

What inspires you to train so hard?
Jay: I love to race…. like pushing the limits of human endurance, but another reason is to explore more our wonderful planet.
 
Any role models who helped you grow and take risks?

Jay: Ryan S. Blair – Director The North Face Adventure Team is an important person to lead me become an adventure sports athlete.  He has supported me to no limit in mountain biking and he also brought me to many other disciplines in adventure racing (e.g. Kayak, trail running…etc) and he totally changed my life since we met in 2010.
 
Any popular results in past year you are proud of?

Jay:
-       Cameco Cowboy Tough 2016 —my first expedition race and nice to see we were competitive and just as strong as all the top teams from North America
-       Wulong International Mountain Quest 2016 -- we held the Yellow Jersey and led the race after 2 days…and on podium one day. It was incredible.

Make sure you are on the course to watch Jay come flying by you and yell out "Thailand' on the 27k course Dec 4 2016 at the MSIG Lantau50 event.

Special thanks to Asia Pacific Adventure site:

Name: Jay Kiangchaipaiphana
Sport: Mountain Biking & Adventure racing
Nationality: Thailand
Other Job:  Mountain Bike guide
Bio
:        

Jay is a high–level adventure athlete who was working as a mountain bike guide in Chiang Mai when discovered by CSA’s team Director.  He has been a sportsman his whole life, starting with Muay Thai boxing before moving on to mountain biking and adventure racing.  Jay joined the Athlete Team in 2011 and has gone on to the top of the podium across Asia, as well as, a remarkable 6th place in the PRO XC race at the USA’s All Mountain World Championships.     Jay is also part Karen, an important hill tribe of SE Asia.

Race career highlights:

•    6th place –PRO XC  All Mountain World Championships – USA
•    1st place Action Asia Challenge – Hong Kong
•    1st place x 4 River Kwai Trophy Adventure Race – Thailand 
•    1st place and record holder - AA MTB Festival – Hong Kong
•    Stage winner and podium overall – Genghis Khan Grasslands MTB – China
•    1st place Singapore 12 hour Mountain Bike Enduro – Singapore
•    1st Asia team (6th overall) and stage podium Wulong International Mountain Quest, China
•    1st place King of the Hills – Hong Kong
•    1st place Doi Inthanon Hill Climb MTB champs  – Thailand
•    1st place multiple Thailand XC Mountain bike races – Thailand

 

special thanks to http://www.asiapacificadventure.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=38&Itemid=55

#skyrunning #actionasiaevents #trailrunning #msiglantau50 #msig

Jay將全力以赴挑戰27公里越野賽

 

The North Face Adventure Team的跑手Jay正為 12月舉行的「2016MSIG 大嶼山50」越野賽作好準備 。

 

人稱「Jay」的泰國代表跑手Jantaraboon Kiangchaipaiphana 。Jay熱愛冒險,多年來熱衷於極限運動,並嬴得多項賽事,包括動感亞洲山地單車賽。去年Lantau 2 Peaks比賽中更以2小時26分時間奪得亞軍。今年再次邀請Jay參加12月4日的亞洲Skyrunning冠軍賽「MSIG大嶼山50」,將會在27公里賽事一展身手。

 

是甚麼原因令你堅持嚴謹的訓練?

——我很愛越野比賽,就像是不斷挑戰人類的極限。越野跑也是發現神秘大自然的一種方式,這是我喜愛它的另一個原因。

 

過程中,誰對你的成長和影響最大?

——The North Face Adeventure Team的負責人Ryan S. Blair,他是帶領我成為極限運動員的重要人物。他總是無條件支持我挑戰極限,不僅是山地單車賽,還有其他極限賽事,例如划艇、越野跑等。自從2010年,Ryan徹底改變了我的人生。

 

你去年參加的賽事中,你最自豪的是哪一項比賽?

——有兩場我印象最深刻:Cameco Cowboy Tough 2016是我參加的第一個團體遠征賽。驚喜的是,我們團隊可以和北美的世界頂尖團隊比拚,大家都很厲害。另一場是Wulong International Mountain Quest 2016,我們在賽事的第二天取得「黃色戰衣」,直到站在頒獎台上,現在回想還是覺得難以置信。

 

Jay和你相約於12月4日MSIG 大嶼山50,在27公里賽道上,當他飛奔而過時,請大聲吶喊“Thailand”!

 

 

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