"Nhien Everest" To Break Barriers And Celebrate Living At the FWD North Pole Marathon 2019

Runners worldwide will vie for victory at the FWD North Pole Marathon 2019

Ho Chi Minh City, 04 March 2019 - FWD Vietnam Life Insurance Company Ltd. (“FWD”) is pleased to announce local runner Phan Thanh Nhien ("Nhien Everest") will take part in the FWD North Pole Marathon, which will be held on 09 April 2019. He will represent Vietnam to conquer the 42km route at the 'World's Coolest Marathon' and make history as a new breed of Arctic adventurer. All while raising funds for local charities in Vietnam.

"FWD is extremely proud to continue our support for this challenging and one-of-a-kind event, as it resonates our core values of empowering people to pursue their passions and explore a lifetime of limitless possibilities," said Ms. Vuong My Phung, Chief Marketing Officer of FWD Vietnam. "We are delighted to back and provide protection for Phan Thanh Nhien as he works towards achieving his goal of pushing his limits during the extreme marathon. We believe that his determination and effort will inspire others in Vietnam to live their lives to the fullest"

Phan Thanh Nhien became the country's youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 2008. Nhien will test his limits and endurance once again as Vietnam’s chosen athlete for the FWD North Pole Marathon 2019. Nhien said: "I always dreamt of conquering such a unique challenge. The FWD North Pole Marathon proves human ability is unlimited. This is a golden chance for me to break barriers and also support the community".

FWD and Nhien will also support local charities through its fundraising efforts, which makes prosthetic limbs accessible to the disabled in Vietnam, helping them step up confidently and live life to the fullest.

The FWD North Pole Marathon is annually held in the northernmost part of the earth and is the world's coolest marathon, offering extreme challenges and the experience of a lifetime for participants. It also mirrors the FWD's strong commitment to celebrate living. At the "World's Coolest Marathon", selected runners worldwide will brave the extreme cold and vie for victory.


About FWD Group

FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Malaysia, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance and employee benefits across a number of its markets.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group Pacific Century Group.

For more information please visit www.fwd.com


For further information or enquiries regarding the above notification, please contact: 

Mr. Nguyễn Ngọc Thụy

Phone: 028.62563688        

Email: ngocthuy.nguyen@fwd.com