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People run for peace in Ha Noi

Update: October, 03/2013 - 10:50
The 40th Ha Noi Moi Newspaper Run for Peace will take place this Sunday around Hoan Kiem Lake.— File Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— The 40th Ha Noi Moi Newspaper Run for Peace will take place this Sunday around Hoan Kiem Lake.

More than 1,200 people including students, workers, soldiers and foreigners will join the run organised into two categories for amateurs and professionals.

The amateurs can run any length they like from 1,750m (one lap around the lake) to 5,250m (three laps). The professional runners will compete in the 5,250m event for women and 8,750m for men. The event will be broadcast live on VTV6 starting from 7am.

Last year, Thanh Hoa Province's Nguyen Thi Phuong took her third gold medal in a row in the women's professional class. Pham Ngoc Hoang of Khanh Hoa won the men's title.

The successful results of the Khanh Hoa individuals helped them win the women's and men's team events.

The annual event is one of many activities being held to celebrate the 59th anniversary of the capital's liberation (October 10), the 14th anniversary of Ha Noi's UNESCO recognition as a City for Peace, and the newspaper's 56th anniversary (October 24). — VNS

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