We are proud to support a great community of athletes who inspire us everyday, whether it's smashing out race wins or toughing out gutsy training sessions in extreme conditions.
Henri Lehkonen - Hong Kong
One of Hong Kong's top runners with a number of big race wins, including Green Power, Hard As Nayls and the Ferei Dark 45. Henri loves to travel - with Ultra Trail Australia, Eiger Ultra Trail, Lavaredo and Diagonale Des Fous ticked off - and also loves racing in his signature board shorts. No issues if you're wearing T8 Commandos!
Michael Skobierski - Hong Kong
Michael finds respite from Hong Kong's urban lifestyle by running the mountains near his home on Lantau Island. Loving your training is definitely working for Michael with recent wins at King of the Hills, Hard As Nayls, Lantau Vertical and the Lantau 70, and he's excited about T8, "Looking forward to being part of the team, and can't wait to see more T8 gear coming!"
Matt Pocock - Hong Kong
Matt is an avid trail runner but also one of the good guys, recently running 320 kilometres across Cambodia - everyday in his T8 Commandos - to raise over USD100,000 for the Temple Garden Foundation. He clearly wasn't trying hard enough as finished with a 1:29 at the Angkor Wat Half Marathon on the last day!
Kevin Scallan - Hong Kong
Kevin has dominated the shorter distance Hong Kong trail scene since busting out in 2016 - and by "shorter distance", we mean sub 50K. He is the reigning King of the Hills as well as AVOHK Reservoir Series champ and loves that his T8 Commandos feel like "wrapping balls in cotton wool" 😏
Steven Carr - Hong Kong
Steve is better known as the brains and RD behind RunUltra's Best Australasian Race, The 9 Dragons Ultra, and possibly also stalking Gary Robbins. However, despite being an "average guy", he's also an accomplished runner, having completed the Hong Kong 100 in his first attempt and taking on the 100 miler UTMF in Japan later in 2018.
Mo Devlin - Hong Kong
Mo is an inspiration for runners and non-runners alike. He's a two-time winner of Master Runner of the Year at the Hong Kong Trail Running Awards and, more significantly, also beat prostate cancer, refusing to be a "cancer victim" and notching nine wins in nine races in as many weeks of radiation therapy.
Alessandro Sherpa - Malaysia
Originally from Italy but now based in Malaysia, Alessandro is one of Asia's top runners. He's fast over short and long, incredibly tough, but also thoughtful and super passionate. Alessandro is currently dominating the Asia Trail Masters after awesome wins at the Penang Eco 100 and Magnificent Merapoh Trail 100K.
Jess Boubie - Malaysia
Jess hails from Sabah and is one of Asia's emerging trail running stars, finishing fourth at this year's Asia Trail Master Championship. She won the MesaStila Peaks Challenge as well as runner up finishes at Beach Bunch, Sungai Menyala Forest Trail, BTS Ultra, Plataran X Trail Bali and Clark Miyamit Falls Trail Ultra.
Shamsul Adzrin - Malaysia
Hailing from Kota Kinabalu, Shamsul is a avid ultra trail runner. He loves the healthy lifestyle as well as getting to see some amazing natural scenery as he races around Asia including Borneo TMBT Ultra, Cameron Ultra, Penang Ecotrail 100, Hong Kong 100 and Mesastila Peak Challenge. His best finish was a top 10 at BTS Ultra 100.
Alex Ang - Singapore
After a knee surgery in 2013, Alex came to appreciate running a whole lot more and now runs for those who can't. He's taken on some crazy adventures like H1, UTMF twice, the Vietnam Mountain Marathon, UTA and 9 Dragons. He is super excited about T8, calls it "trail lingerie" and the best gear he has ever donned!
Bill Huang - Singapore
Bill only started running when he moved to Hong Kong in 2013 because of the allure of all the trails in his backyard. He hasn't looked back since and has gone on to participate in many ultra trail races both domestically and internationally including the prestigious UTMB in France as they "keep your junk in place chafe-free".
Thomas NGAN - Macau
Thomas hiked as a kid and has been running trails since 2006. Despite still studying hard, he finished his first 100K race in 2016 and is planning his first miler in 2019. Thomas is also the co-Race Director for the Mountain Range 50K, one of our fave trail events in Hong Kong!
Andy Dubois - Australia
Andy is a leading online ultra coach, coaching many of Hong Kong and Australia's elite ultra runners. He's thoughtful and very science-based. Andy is also a well credentialled runner himself, with a sub 29 hour UTMB finish and several 100 mile wins to his name.
James Schwartz - Canada
In only a few short years, James has experienced the highs and lows of trail running. In 2018, he was Canadian champion of UTMF STY, followed only months later by a race-ending esophagus tear at Western States that saw him hospitalised for weeks. This guy knows how to push and hurt, and we know he'll be back to get his revenge!
Brendan Guy O'Boyle - United Kingdom
Not only is Brendan one of the good guys - championing climate change, vegan eating, global equality and refugee compassion - he's also a pretty damn fine runner too. In Hong Kong, he was a regular on the road and trial podium, but has posted crazy fast PBs of 72:31 for the half marathon and a 10K of 33:24 since moving back to London.
Birgir Saevarsson - Iceland
Birgir started running in 2002 after losing a 10K race to his father and now holds the Icelandic Masters Marathon record with 2:35. He loves trail running and is a guide for Arctic Running in Reykjavik. Turns out the T8 Commandos work great in the freezing cold as well!