about the Roof of the World Marathon 2015(August 25,2014)
The Roof of the World
Marathon is one of the world's few high-altitude marathons open to
those who want to run at an
average altitude well above the normal height for parachute jumping
Starting at 5200m (17,000 ft) near Namuco in northern Tibet, the
course tracks down to the Tashi Dor monastery at 4700m
(15,400ft). Amazing scenery at an average course altitude of
The only downside is that at high-altitude, your blood oxygen level
drops as low as 70%, resulting in rapid heart rate &
faster breathing. Basically, the higher you go, the slower you run -
so this is a great race to ease back and take in the
If you've ever wanted to tick a high-altitude marathon off your
bucket list, then the Roof of the World Marathon in Tibet
is definitely for you. Good luck !!
This is from the video
posted by Mr.Brendan Smith at Youtube on August 23,2014.And if you
could not see the Youtube,please see the same video we uploaded at
Tudou,the largest video website in China:
If you are the first time
to know the Roof of the World Marathon,you must be so excited to
want to challenge the race at the so unique scenery in the world.
But sometimes you might be
frightened and say that can you do that?
This is the reason that
running the Roof of the World Marathon,you need to be with us in the
itineraries from May 2,2015 till the May 9,2015.You are to be used
to the high attitude day by day.
The first day when you fly
with us from Beijing to Lhasa,you suddenly comes to the area of
3600m(11,811ft) above the see level.And you need to stay 3 days
there to get used to the high attitude and do some relaxation and
first training at the Garden of Dalai Lama.
Then on May 6,2015,we will
move to an area of 4400m(14,435 ft)for the 10K Lonely Yak run and
We are so happy to see
that after the several days in Lhasa Tibet,that even a 13-year old
American child succeeded finishing running the 10K at the first Roof
of the World Marathon on May 6,2014.
if you feel the 10K is
OK,you can choose to run the half marathon there.If that is enough
for you,then on May 7,you would fly back to Beijing.
If you are so well
prepared,then after your either 10K or half on May 6,2015,then you
can move to run the half or the full on May 8,2014 in another
areas,that is what you now see from this new video above.
It is so exciting after
the Roof of the World Marathon,that was the feelings of the Top
Organizer of the Roof of the World Marathon(also the top organizer
of the Great Wall of China Marathon).He took most video for Brendan
and Chris on May 8,2014,even though we have not totally released
most of them.(We just released 0.1% of the videos and photos. We
will use them in the Promotion Video which would be open in mid
The next day,he
accompanied the runners back to Beijing,and some runners fly to
other cities in China.
For the detail itinerary
of the Roof of the World Marathon,you can take a look here below:
Itineraries for the Roof of the World Marathon on May 6 and May
Mr.Brendan Smith ran the
full marathon at Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1,2014,and on
May 6,he ran the half marathon and on May 8,he ran the full
marathon,Maybe you would not be able to choose the two races to
run,you can choose one of them to challenge.
Below are the Online
Applications for the Great Wall of China Marathon 2015 and the Roof
of the World Marathon 2015:
And if you feel that you
would like to run the Great Wall of China Marathon on May 1,2015,but
could not run the Roof of the World Marathon 2015,then you are
welcome to join our sightseeing tours in Tibet,and you would depart
with those strongest runners on May 2,2015.We are together in Tibet.We
all will be in the welcoming dinner on May 2,2015 in Lhasa and we
all live in the same hotel.
Here are the tour options
for Great Wall of China Marathon 2015.The Option 8 is the tours to
if you apply to run the
Roof of the World Marathon 2015,or the Option Tours No.8 to Tibet
any time from now till (before) August 31,2014,you would be offered
a free standard room on May 1,2015 at 4-star
Shenzhou(Beijing)International Hotel,the official hotel of Great
Wall of China Marathon 2015.
We all fly to Tibet the
next morning on May 2,2015.
During your application,if you have anything unclear or any
questions to ask,please feel free to write to us or call us
directly,we would reply you in English,Chinese and Japanese any time
24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Thank you all very much
for all your greatest support and your greatest efforts and your
love of Great Wall of China Marathon(GWCM) 2015 and your love of the
Roof of the World Marathon(ROWM) 2015!