Full house at the Sea Crown
The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center served as the new race site for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, with a full capacity crowd running the new 3.5-mile course.
for 5th running in Shanghai
Women's winner Qu Ting of DHL Aviation Services crosses the finish line in a time of 22:48, while Mathieu Leboulanger of Schneider Electric defends his men's title in 18:25.
SHANGHAI, September 17, 2015 — A full capacity crowd of 5,000 runners and walkers from approximately 200 companies took the starting line today at 4:30 p.m. for the 5th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Shanghai.
After being held on the Xuhui Riverside since its 2011 inception, the Corporate Challenge moved this year to the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. The picturesque location, also known as the Sea Crown, provided for a wide, flat race course and comfortable post-race hospitality.
Mathieu Leboulanger, representing Schneider Electric, found the new 3.5-mile race course to his liking. He successfully defended his 2014 men's individual title, breaking the finish line tape with a winning time of 18:25. Ju Peng, from the Bank of Communications, was runner-up (19:36) and Cooley's Qui Bo Chun took third (20:11).
DHL Aviation Services has the pride of being the employer of the first-place woman. Qu Ting won her first Corporate Challenge, crossing the line in 22:48. That was nearly two minutes quicker than second-place finisher Dai Qian of Tiffany. Pu Wan Min of China Merchants Bank took the bronze in 24:58.
Please click here for individual results and stay tuned to this website in the coming weeks to learn the top men's, women's and mixed teams.
The Shanghai Corporate Challenge served as a benefit and awareness-builder for the Ai You Foundation. J.P. Morgan will make a donation on behalf of all entrants to the not-for-profit organization that provides medical aid to orphans and children living in poverty with an aim to grow into the best foundation for aid to children.
The 39th season of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series concludes on November 11 with the 15th annual Corporate Challenge in Sydney, Australia.
Runners and walkers start the 5th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Shanghai.