Ryan S. Blair

Sport: Adventure Racing & Trail Running
Nationality: American, resident of Hong Kong

Ryan is one of Asia’s top adventure sport athletes, as well as Founder and Director of The North Face Adventure Team and APA Group (www.APA.co). He is one of Asia’s adventure sports pioneers across many areas of the outdoor industry including event management, outdoor education, skills training, film production and much more.

Ryan has won numerous trail running events in Asia including Hong Kong’s MoonTrekker, Thailand’s The North Face 50, and is a 4 for 4 podium finisher of the world’s largest 100km team footrace – Oxfam Trailwalker.

Ryan is also perhaps the most decorated adventure racer (mountain bike/trail run/kayak) in Asia with countless elite race wins, including Action Asia Challenge six times. In addition, Ryan has captained his team to a yellow jersey and multiple stage podiums in the world’s most competitive stage adventure race, Wu Long International Mountain Quest.

  • 1st place x 6 – Action Asia Challenge Adventure Race – Hong Kong

  • Yellow jersey holder and multiple stage podiums Wulong International Mountain Quest – China

  • 1st place The North Face 24–hr Exploration Race – China

  • 1st place International Exploration Adventure Race – Taiwan

  • 1st place x 2 River Kwai Trophy Adventure Race – Thailand

  • 1st place Shandong National Championships Adventure Race – China

  • 1st place x 2 Green Power 50km Trail Run Champs – Hong Kong

  • 1st place 12 hour Oregon Adventure Race (solo) – USA

  • 1st place Moontrekker 40k & 25k Trail Run Champs – Hong Kong

  • 1st place The North Face 50k Trail Run Champs – Thailand

  • Top 3 podium x 4 in 100km Oxfam Trailwalker – Hong Kong

  • 3rd place Baise International Outdoor Quest – China