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Tuan wins mountaineering competition

Update: February, 26/2015 - 16:23
Ta Cu Mountain Climbing Open's organisers gave away awards to the winners. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Dong Nai's Le Van Tuan won the "King of Mountain" title at the Ta Cu Mountain-Climbing Open in the southern province of Binh Thuan yesterday.

Tuan's teammate Le Huu Loc and Tran Van Cong of Binh Thuan finished second and third respectively.

In the women's race, Dang Thi Cam Tu from Binh Phuoc Province became the "Queen of Mountain". The runners-up were Nguyen Thi Quynh Tram and Nguyen Thi Hong Van of Binh Phuoc.

The annual event was held by the province's department of culture, sports and tourism. Thirty-seven teams, comprising 294 female and male sportspersons, competed over a 5,300m and a 6,300m course respectively.

Both races included a 2,300m climb up the 694m-high Ta Cu Mountain, with the race ending at the hilltop Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda. — VNS

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