Updated  
October, 08 2012 10:06:56

Binh sets new marathon record

 

Record breaker: Pham Thi Binh wins a gold medal and sets a national record in the women's marathon at the National Athletics Championships in Ha Noi on Saturday. — thethaovanhoa Photo
HA NOI — Pham Thi Binh won a gold medal and set a national record in the women's marathon at the National Athletics Championships in Ha Noi on Saturday.

Binh, from Quang Ngai Province, finished the race in a time of 2hr 47.24min, breaking the old record of 2:48.34 set by Thai Binh's Pham Thi Hien at the 24th Southeast Asian Games in Thailand in 2007.

It was the third record to be broken at the championships, following the women's 400m hurdles and men's hammer throw.

In the men's marathon, Tran Van Loi of Binh Phuoc took first place with a time of 2:35.15.

The women's and men's walks were also held on Saturday, and went to national record holder Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuc of Da Nang and her younger brother Nguyen Thanh Ngung.

London Olympian Phuc had no difficulty leaving her rivals behind and wrapped up her race in 1:41.58. Ngung won in a time of 1:36.00.

The championships will be back in action after a day off yesterday, and will finish tomorrow. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

China continues East Sea aggression China continues East Sea aggression

China continued to maintain its illegal presence and aggression in Vietnamese waters yesterday as more condemnation of its actions came from US and Philippine officials.

Single father's formula for mother's milk 6    Single father's formula for mother's milk

The baby began to cry just as the taxi started moving.Trinh Tuan was at a loss. He had no previous experience of taking care of any baby, and here he was, alone with his 14-day-old baby daughter for the first time, going home from the Tu Du Hospital in HCM City.

BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos 1    BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) will lend US$53.16 million to Laos to help the country build a road in its northern province of Houaphanh.

Delta faces major water crisis Delta faces major water crisis

More efforts must be made to efficiently manage and use scarce water resources of the Mekong River as climate change and rapid development to produce electricity have threatened its sustainability.

Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

It has been difficult getting back to normal life for Iain McNamara and his peers after their one-year trip through 22 countries.