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On 16 April, in the world’s coolest and northernmost marathon, #FWDAsia runners challenged themselves to overcome the extreme sub-zero temperatures in the snow.
The successful completion of the race highlights FWD’s belief that everyone should embrace the opportunity to pursue their passions and live life without hesitation.

On 16 April, in the world’s coolest and northernmost marathon, #FWDAsia runners challenged themselves to overcome the extreme sub-zero temperatures in the snow.
The successful completion of the race highlights FWD’s belief that everyone should embrace the opportunity to pursue their passions and live life without hesitation.

北緯89度

北緯89度

#FWDTeamAsia travel approximately 6,780 miles to participate in the world’s northernmost marathon.

体感-40℃

体感-40℃

With temperatures plummeting to well below zero, this is the world’s coolest marathon.

42.195km

42.195km

Runners run on uneven, snow-layered terrain for both the full and half marathon.

11人の絆

11人の絆

As part of their preparation, #FWDTeamAsia raise funds for a number of charities.

FWD North Pole Marathon 2018

Play the video to experience the extreme conditions running a marathon in the North Pole

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"I want to thank FWD and my teammate Andy who helped make my dreams come true. I hope my experience can motivate both the public and disabled community to not let limitations stop them from living life to the fullest."

Leung Siu Wai

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"It is an honour to be able to even visit the North Pole. It was no easy feat completing the half marathon, especially as a blade runner on snow-layered terrain. Thank you to FWD for all their support!"

Md Shariff Abdullah

Introducing #FWDTeamAsia

FWD sponsored 11 runners across Asia, featuring both disabled and amateur athletes who showcased their passion and determination to take on extreme challenges and embrace the experience and adventure of a lifetime. To complement, FWD provided #FWDTeamAsia runners with: health checks; travel insurance; and individual accidental insurance.

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Gi Ka Man

Results: 7 hrs 17 mins 9 secs
(full marathon)

Gi Ka Man, local celebrity runner, is a national record holder for half-marathon, 5000m and 3000m in Hong Kong. He is an experienced middle-to-long distance runner as well as the founder and head coach of the Hong Kong Running Club. He has competed and finished in the top three in numerous marathons and half marathons in Hong Kong.

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Chik Wing Keung

Results: 10 hrs 30 mins 3 secs
(full marathon)

Chik Wing Keung is an experienced runner and FWD agent, who completed the World Marathon Challenge, "7 Marathons 7 Continents 7 Days", and will be participating in the North Pole Marathon for the second time.

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Leung Siu Wai

Results: 10 hrs 30 mins 3 secs
(full marathon)

Leung Siu Wai holds the best record in the visually impaired category for 20km, half marathon, and full marathon in Hong Kong. He was the first visually impaired runner to complete the Antarctic 100km Super Marathon, where he placed sixth in 2017.

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Fedi Fianto

Results: 7 hrs 48 mins 19 secs
(full marathon)

Fedi Fianto is a digital marketing consultant who has completed two IRONMAN challenges alongside a succession of marathon finishes across Asia, such as the World Major Marathon Series in Tokyo, the Bali Marathon and Spartan Beast Malaysia. Fedi will be fundraising for the Special Olympics.

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Izuoka Misaki

Results: 4 hrs 39 mins 20 secs
(half marathon)

Izuoka Misaki is a model from Japan who has competed in eight half and full marathons around the world. Passionate about raising funds for charity, Izu donated all the profits made from selling T-shirts she created to those affected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

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Kyo Satani

Results: 6 hrs 34 mins 48 secs
(full marathon)

Kyo Satani is a businessman hailing from Tokyo and is a fundraising marathon finisher who created the Cial-Thon, a social marathon in 2012, which has been held in more than 50 cities and 80 times. In 2011 he took part in an ultramarathon, “Ultra Cial-Thon”, to help raise funds following the great east Japan earthquake.

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Luisito “Louie” Sangalang II

Results: 11 hrs 1 mins 4 secs
(full marathon)

Luisito “Louie” Sangalang II is a cancer survivor and an advocate of healthy nutrition and active lifestyles among Filipinos. Louie is a member of SanteBarley Triathlon Team and a former Featherweight Champion of Universal Reality Combat Championships. The Special Olympics is Louie’s advocacy partner.

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Md Shariff Abdullah

Results: 7 hrs 33 mins 54 secs
(half marathon)

Md Shariff Abdullah, otherwise known as “Singapore’s Blade Runner”, was born without a left foot and runs with an Ossur Flex Run Blade. He has participated in marathons and ultra-marathons including the Boston Marathon, making him the first Blade Runner in Asia to qualify and compete. Shariff will be fundraising for the Special Olympics.

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Tang Nguyet Minh

Results: 10 hrs 19 mins 58 secs
(full marathon)

Tang Nguyet Minh, mother, fashionista and Instagram celebrity, believes running helps her find balance in life and as soon as she found her passion in running she completed her first full marathon with only 1.5 months of training. Minh has not only inspired her two kids to complete a marathon but also seeks to inspire others through TV interviews.

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Ben Scully

Results: 7 hrs 25 mins 4 secs
(full marathon)

Ben Scully is an experienced marathon runner based in China. He has participated in 36 marathons including New York, Boston, Paris and the Great Wall as well as 12 ultra-marathons. Ben will be fundraising for Humanity & Inclusion.

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Todd Latta

Results: 7 hrs 25 mins 4 secs
(full marathon)

Todd Latta is an experienced marathon runner based in Taiwan. He completed his first Olympic distance triathlon in 1987 and has completed many (ultra) marathons. Todd will also be fundraising for Humanity & Inclusion.

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