BINH PHUOC (VNS) — Binh Phuoc came out on top at the national cross-country mountain-climbing tournament 2013, which took place on Ba Ra mountain in the south-eastern province of Binh Phuoc on Monday.
In the professional men's category, Hoang Nguyen Thanh of the host set a new record with a time of 33min 42sec in the 7.7km distance, beating the old record by 20 seconds. Second and third place belonged to Tran Van Loi of Binh Phuoc and Do Quoc Luat of the Military team.
Binh Phuoc continued to maintain the lead by Vu Thi Trang with a record of 33:08 in the professional women's 5.4km category, while the runner-up was Phung Thi Hang of the Military team, while third place went to Nguyen Thi Xuan Tot of Khanh Hoa.
In the professional team event, Binh Phuoc won the men's side and Khanh Hoa achieved victory on the women's side.
In the youth (amateur) men's 6km category, Dinh Hoang Phuc of Lam Dong reached first place, while Nguyen Thi Hong Van of Binh Phuoc came in first place in the youth women's 5.4km category.
The top position in both youth men's and women's team also belonged to Binh Phuoc.
The annual tournament saw about 1,000 athletes from nine provinces across the country. — VNS