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My Journey from Pro Jockey to Trail Runner: Inspiring the Hong Kong Club with My 400km Adventure!

I had the privilege of speaking at the Hong Kong Club to a group of fitness enthusiasts.

I shared my journey as a former jockey, how a devastating accident ended my dream, and how I reinvented myself in Hong Kong with JNW Properties Asia and became the first person to run the 5 trails of Hong Kong, a total of 400km and 20,000m of elevation (like scaling Everest 2 1/2 times) in 5 days. I also talked about what I learned from this experience and how I am applying it to my life by supporting people with disabilities through the Run for Freedom movement. #runforfreedom #jnwpropertiesasia #hk5trails

The audience was touched and motivated by my story and asked many questions afterwards. They left with a renewed sense of the importance of moving daily, even when some days are challenging. With the winter weather coming, now is the perfect time to start a habit of 20 minutes a day of walking, running or any exercise you enjoy. #moveeveryday #winterwellness #hkfitness


Jo Lodder is a trail runner, business leader, and philanthropist. He's the co-founder of JNW Asia, a property marketing company based in Hong Kong focused on Niseko projects, and a master agent of SnowDog, a hospitality brand. He's also became the first person in history to complete the HK5Trails in Hong Kong with the Run for Freedom challenge to raise money for charity. With a passion for helping others and a drive for success, Jo inspires through his love of adventure and entrepreneurship.

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