The weekend of 4th May saw the third edition of the Rinjani 100 in Lombok.

This year’s event featured 1,152 athletes from 39 countries competing in four distances, from 27km to a gruelling 100km trek which features a trip to the 3,726m summit of the epic Mount Rinjani.

As a trek to the summit of Mount Rinjani is usually a three day affair, this certainly offers a quick trip to the summit for those willingly to take up the challenge!

Perfect conditions greeted the athletes who mostly set off around midnight under a starry sky and were then able to see the sunrise all around Lombok as they made their way up the mountain.

This year’s event saw records fall across a range of distances with Phairat Varasin of Thailand, the first to cross the line in the 100k race in 22 hours and 37mins. Not far behind was Wenfei Xie of China, the first female to ever complete the race, in a time of 27 hours and 39 minutes.

For all the information on the event and to keep in touch with planning for the 2019 edition follow the Rinjani 100 Facebook page.