Runner Phạm Thị Huệ crosses the finish line at the Hà Nội Marathon – Heritage Race's 21km class yesterday. — Photo courtesy of organisers
HÀ NỘI — Liu Hong Liang and Phạm Thị Hồng Lệ won the top prizes at the VP Bank Hà Nội Marathon – Heritage Race yesterday.
Chinese runner Liang finished first in the men’s 42km category with a time of 2:30.50. He was followed by Vietnamese Lê Văn Tuấn and Kenyan Hilary Kipkering.
Lệ, a national team member, easily won the women’s class crossing the finishing line after 2:55.42.
Lèo Thị Tình of Việt Nam was second and Chi Ling Mok from Hong Kong were second and third, respectively.
In the 21km events, Phạm Thị Huệ, another Vietnamese track-and-field runner, took first place in the women’s race while it was Li Chun Hui of China won in the men’s race. Huệ finished her race in 1:19.43 and Li ran it in 1:06.52.
SEA Games title candidate Nguyễn Thị Oanh and Nguyễn Trung Cường triumphed In the 10km stages for women and men, respectively. Oanh spent 35.09min for the distance while Cường took 33.55.
Athletes compete at the Hà Nội Marathon – Heritage Race yesterday. — Photo courtesy of organisers
At yesterday's competition, runners also took part in activities to support five funds for charities in Việt Nam.
Hà Nội Marathon – Heritage Race is one of two international marathons belonging to the official cirricular of the Việt Nam Athletics Federation. It is also a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. — VNS