Jin Feibao

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Jin Feibao
金飞豹
Born (1963-11-23) November 23, 1963 (age 58)
OccupationClimber, Adventurer, and Business Consultant
Known forCompleting the Explorers Grand Slam in only 18 months and 24 days
Websitehttp://www.km8844.cn

Jin Feibao (Chinese: 金飞豹; pinyin: Jīn Feībào, born November 23, 1963) is a Chinese mountain climber. He has been described as "arguably modern China's greatest adventurer."[1] A native from Kunming, Feibao has completed the Explorers Grand Slam, summiting the highest mountain in every continent and reaching both the North and South Poles in a record 18 months and 24 days.[2] He has also trekked across the Sahara Desert and took part in the first Chinese expedition to cross Greenland from West to East. On top of his many explorations, he is also a celebrated stamp collector, having collected the Guinness Book of World Records largest Olympic stamp collection,[3][4] and the largest collection of stamps featuring birds.[5] His recent achievement is the Fairyland 100 Marathon, he successfully finished a big challenge - to run 100 marathons in 100 consecutive days in 100 beautiful countryside places in Yunnan, Southeast China.[6][7][8]

Explorers Grand Slam[edit]

On May 14, 2006, Jin Feibao, along with his brother Jin Feibiao (Chinese: 金飞彪; pinyin: Jīn Feībiāo), became the first brothers to summit Mount Everest together. At the summit they flew the Chinese flag along with the Olympic flag to show their support of the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics. After summiting Everest, Feibao continued to climb the highest mountain in each of the seven continents as well as trek to the North and South Poles, raising the Olympic flag at each site.[9] On December 8, 2007, summited Mount Aconcagua in South America becoming the fastest person to complete the Explorers Grand Slam in just under 19 months.[10]

Feibao's Completion of the 7+2 Explorers Grand Slam[11]
Date Place Elevation Description
1. May 14, 2006 Mount Everest 8848 m Highest Mountain in Asia and the World
2. October 20, 2006 Mount Kilimanjaro 5895 m Highest Mountain in Africa
3. December 23, 2006 Mount Vinson Massif 4897 m Highest Mountain in Antarctica
4. January 19, 2007 Geographic South Pole 2835 m Trekked to 90°S Latitude
5. April 28, 2007 Geographic North Pole Trekked to 90°N Latitude
6. May 26, 2007 Mount Kosciuszko 2228 m Highest Mountain in Australia
7. June 30, 2007 Mount McKinley 6194 m Highest Mountain in North America
8. August 28, 2007 Mount Elbrus 5642 m Highest Mountain in Europe
9. September 9, 2007 Carstensz Pyramid 4884 m Highest Mountain in Oceania
10. December 8, 2007 Mount Aconcagua 6962 m Highest Mountain in South America

Exhibitions[edit]

In 2004, in collaboration with American Gregg Millett, Feibao hosted the exhibition "1944: Colorful Kunming" which featured the oldest known color photographs ever taken in China, some 200 color slides taken by a US Army Lieutenant in World War II. The exhibition was an immediate hit. It was free to the public and over 300,000 people attended in the two weeks that it was on display. The exhibition put Feibao in the city spotlight, and he used the popularity of the exhibition to jump start his adventures and fulfill his passions.

April 25, 2008: Organize “A hundred years of Olympic Games” – 2008 Kunming “Olympic Spirit” World collected Olympic stamps exhibition. July 20, 2008: Organize “A hundred years of Yunnan Baiyao Co., Polar expedition”—2008 “The first Chinese trekking through Greenland Icecap in North Pole” photo exhibition.

Other activities[edit]

January 30, 2018 to February 5: took part in 2018 World Marathon Challenge, run seven marathons of seven continents all over the world https://worldmarathonchallenge.com/results/

May 29, 2018 to August 26: successfully finished the challenge “Fairyland 100 Marathon” - run 100 marathons in 100 consecutive days in 100 beautiful countryside places in Yunnan, Southeast China. https://www.gokunming.com/en/blog/item/4178/yunnans-native-son-jin-feibao-completes-100-marathons-in-100-days

Marathon and cross-country races[edit]

October 31, 2010: Athens Classic Marathon

February 26, 2012: Tokyo Marathon

June 2012: Lanzhou Marathon

November 24, 2012: Beijing Marathon

December 2, 2012: Shanghai Marathon

January 5, 2013: Xiamen Marathon

April 15, 2013: Boston Marathon

June 1 to June 8, 2013: 4 Deserts Gobi March

September 29, 2013: BMW Berlin Marathon 2013

October 9 to December, 2013: New York Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Columbia Marathon, Atlantic Marathon

December 1, 2013: Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2013

February 10 to 24, 2014: 4 Deserts Saraha Race

March 21, 2014: Seoul International Marathon

April 21, 2014: Took part in and successfully finished 2014 Boston Marathon. May 15 to June 2, 2014: Took part in and successfully finished Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon in Nepal.

June 8, 2014: Took part in and successfully finished Laguna Phuket international Marathon in Thailand.

July 6, 2014: finished Golden Coast Airport Marathon in Australia.

August 28 to September 7, 2014: Took part in and successfully finished RacingThePlanet Madagascar 2014, 250 km, 7 days, self-supported endurance footrace.

October 5 to October 12, 2014: Took part in and successfully finished Atacama Crossing 2014, 250 km, 7 days, self-supported tough footrace, one of the 4 Deserts Series of RacingThePlanet.

November 1 to November 11, 2014: Took part in and successfully finished The Last Desert (Antarctic) 2014, 250 km, 7 days, self-supported tough footrace, one of the 4 Deserts Series of RacingThePlanet.

April 26, 2015: Took part in and successfully finished London Marathon.

November 18, 2015: Took part in and successfully finished Marathon International du Beaujolais in France. December 18, 2015: Took part in and successfully finished Chiang Mai Marathon in Thailand.

December 2015: over two years endeavor, Jin Feibao completed the extreme marathons of seven continents, which made him the first person who completed the Explorers Grand Slam and the marathons of all continents.

March 2016: Took part in and successfully finished Bhutan Marathon.

April 16, 2016: Took part in and successfully finished Saipan Marathon

May 1, 2016: Took part in and successfully finished Borneo International Marathon in Malaysia.

May 29, 2016: Took part in and successfully finished Rio de Janeiro International Marathon in Brazil.

January 30, 2018 to February 5: took part in 2018 World Marathon Challenge, run seven marathons of seven continents all over the world, and finally completed the world challenge with the best result of “China’s Team of Dream”

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Olympic Torch bearer, June 11, 2008 [12]
  • Awarded China's Golden Rhinoceros Outdoor Award, 2006, 2007[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Jin Feibao". 12 May 2010.
  2. ^ "The 80-day challenge".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-04-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Largest collection of stamps featuring birds | Guinness World Records".
  6. ^ "Yunnan's native son, Jin Feibao, completes 100 marathons in 100 days". 31 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Feature: China's Jin completes 100 marathons in 100 consecutive days - Xinhua | English.news.cn".
  8. ^ "Running in Yunnan: 100 marathons in 100 days start | Independent".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". www.mjyn.gov.cn. Archived from the original on 2007-12-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "The 80-day challenge".
  11. ^ http://7summits.com/statistics/Jin
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-04-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Jin Feibao wins China's Golden Rhinoceros award". 26 February 2008.

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