Runners take part in the Hà Nội Mới Newspaper – Run for Peace on Sunday in Hà Nội. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Đỗ Quốc Luật and Phạm Thị Huệ were crowned winners of the Hà Nội Mới Newspaper – Run for Peace on Sunday in Hà Nội.
Military team’s Luật won the men’s race that circuited Hoàn Kiếm Lake five times over 8,750m.
It is the fifth time that Luật, a member of the national team, has topped the podium.
He was followed by Vũ Văn Sơn from Ninh Bình and Lê Trung Đức of Thanh Hoá.
Huệ of Quảng Ninh, also a national team runner, won the women’s race of 5,250m - three laps - around the lake.
Her teammate Đoàn Thu Hằng came second while Thái Bình Province’s Ngô Thị Khánh Ny was third.
The organisers also presented 10 gold medals for different categories including students, workers and foreigners.
The event is in its 46th year. This year saw a record of more than 400,000 participants in the qualifying rounds. On Sunday, nearly 1,500 athletes ran in the final. About VNĐ50 million (US$2,200) collected from the tournament has been donated to the city’s Fund for the Poor. — VNS