The Hạ Long Bay Heritage Marathon 2022 has finally returned after a year-long hiatus due to COVID. On Sunday 6,000 athletes had a chance to join in one of the 50 greatest races on earth, running along the beachside road while enjoying the spectacular views of Hạ Long Bay.
Quyết from HCM City beat strong competition to finish first in the men's 42km category with a time of 2:45.48, followed by Trịnh Đình An and Đỗ Văn Hoàng, who completed the race with a time of 2:46.31 and 2:46:45, respectively.
As a young boy, Lại Gia Thành was disappointed not to qualify as an elite runner as he wished, so was introduced to weightlifting instead, a pivotal moment for the Vietnamese who went on to be an international champion.
The 5150 Triathlon Series, owned by The IRONMAN Group, is the world's largest Olympic distance triathlon series. The total distance of 51.50km inspires the name 5150 triathlon - 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride, and 10km run - that competitors must complete in this event.