Wins second, third and fourth places in men’s marathon, third place in women’s marathon, and overall team prize
Hong Kong, 18 April, 2017 – The FWD team achieved remarkable results in the “FWD North Pole Marathon 2017”. Our two Nepalese professional long runners Bhim Bahadur Gurung and Samir Tamang won second and third place respectively in the Men’s Marathon, while Hong Kong athlete Chan Ka-ho came fourth. Former Hong Kong Olympics Track Team member Christy Yiu came third in the Women’s Marathon, while the FWD team also won the overall Team Prize.
The FWD North Pole Marathon 2017 kicked off at 10:30pm (Norwegian Time) on 8 April at the extreme 89° latitude North with temperatures at nearly -40℃.
David Wong, Chief Executive Officer of FWD Hong Kong & Macau, said, “I’m so impressed and proud of the FWD team who together overcame the extreme challenges with passion, strong will and perseverance. The strong team not only managed to complete the marathon while enduring extreme weather conditions and after travelling across different time zones in a short period of time, but achieved outstanding results.”
David continued, “I also want to express my gratitude to the two representatives of FWD Hong Kong Steve Lo and Andy Chik, who were perfect examples of how Hong Kong people can embrace their passion and achieve life goals. Steve and Andy truly demonstrated the spirit of the FWD brand - daring to take on challenges, living life to the fullest!”