Mayank Vaid is a Hong Kong-based intellectual property lawyer who is also a passionate triathlon athlete. Vaid has participated in gruelling endurance triathlons across the globe and achieved outstanding results. He has competed in Ultraman, Run the Rann, and set the world record for the
Enduroman Arch to Arc triathlon, the world’s longest point to point triathlon, in 2019.
Artist & IHKSports Athlete Ambassador Alex Fong Cheers for Mayank
Mr. Allan Zeman Cheers for Mayank
Never one to rest, Vaid is now planning to compete in HK360Xtreme
, which includes traveling across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and New Territories in a combination of swimming (45km), running (100km), and biking (215km). The triathlon will take place on Saturday, November 7th 2020 and is expected to take anywhere between 45 to 50 hours.
Through this 360 kilometre journey, Mayank expects to raise funds for local charitable causes through InspiringHK Sports Foundation and Outward Bound Hong Kong
This journey started in 2019 when Daniel Vanderhave and Mayank Vaid wanted to do a tandem swim around HK Island. Donors were very kind to support the swim by donating +HK$49,000 to , Ocean Recovery Alliance
. Big thanks to the donors.
Now Mayank is determined to finish what Daniel and Mayank started in 2019.
As a firm believer in the positive influence of sports on youth, Vaid is fundraising to support InspiringHK Sports Foundation and Outward Bound Hong Kong, two charities focused on helping youth development through sports. With the money provided, they will collaborate to provide underprivileged youth the opportunity to experience the joy of outdoor sports while also assisting local sports coaches and students affected by COVID-19 due to closure of sports grounds and classes.
Ocean Recovery Alliance will use the fund for cleaner Hong Kong waters.
In support of Vaid in his newest unique charity sporting event, Gustav Szabo, otherwise known as Szabotage, a well-known urban artist and designer, is auctioning an original artwork "Freestyle" to help raise funds for this cause. Here is a link to his work:
Partners and Donors of this cause include:
Mercedes Benz, NRG Performance Training, Szabotage and Redbull
About InspiringHK Sports Foundation
InspiringHK Sports Foundation is a local charity established in 2012, with a vision of developing better youths through sports. Our mission is to promote social mobility, gender equality, social inclusion and healthy lifestyle through sports. We carry out our mission through professional sports training, learning experience activities and advocacy activities.