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An agency is only as good as the people behind it. We are as proud of our team as we are of our work.

We are pretty good at what we do, and one of the reasons why is because of our diverse team who are smart and energetic professionals. With individual experiences from different parts of the world, we thrive in the knowledge and expertise of diversity while also united in our passion for creativity and freshness of thinking. Sporting Republic values talent and teamwork over hierarchy.

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David Shin
Founder & Director

Our founder David is the driving force behind Sporting Republic’s culture. His background prior to Sporting Republic had him organising some of Asia’s leading endurance events. When not working he’s most likely to be found falling over at the local skate park.

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Joey Chan
Event Manager

Joey is the newest addition to the Sporting Republic team and is responsible for all things operations. She has a love for the outdoors and when not working, she’s most likely to be found snowboarding around Asia’s steepest slopes.

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Stéphane Laporte
Course Director

Jack of all trades, Stéphane gives his all to ensure that our events are the safest possible. A long distance runner and a sports therapist, he somehow spends much of his time treating his own injuries!

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Marcel Lennartz
Race Director – Vietnam

Marcel is the maestro behind our Vietnam events. With an incredible work rate and sharp mind, he drives our new events and always pushes us on how we can grow. His ability to run 100km in one go is matched only by his ability to sleep on average 4 hours a night!