|Hoang Nguyen Thanh crosses the finish line the Ba Ra event in 2015. Thanh yesterday won the tournament for the third time and set a new record. Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Hoang Nguyen Thanh won the Ba Ra Mountain Climbing Race for the third time yesterday in Binh Phuoc Province.
The host athlete Thanh ran the men's 7.7km with a time of 33min 30sec, setting a new record for the tournament.
The old record of 33.32 also belonged to him in 2014.
His teammate Chau Ngoc Giang won in the men's youth 6km category.
In the women's competition, Dang Cam Tu, also from Binh Phuoc, took the gold medal, finishing the 5.4km with a result of 34.03.
Nguyen Y Tien of Khanh Hoa and Hoang Thi Thanh of Military came second and third, respectively.
Binh Phuoc representative Nguyen Thi Hong Van triumphed in the women's youth pool.
The race is an annual competition organised in the first week of the year. This year, as many as 600 runners participated in the tournament's professional and amateur races.
Organisers said they would be inviting foreigners for the event next year. — VNS