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Runners prepare for the annual Đà Nẵng International Marathon

Update: March, 19/2016 - 09:00
Professional and amateur runners, and tourists will compete in the Đà Nẵng International Marathon on August 6th. —VNS Photo Công Thành

ĐÀ NẴNG — About 5,000 professional and amateur runners and tourists are expected to compete in the Đà Nẵng International Marathon on August 6.

The central city’s secretariat said the annual marathon would be an attraction for domestic and foreign tourists visiting the coastal city.

This year will be the event’s fourth year, in which participants can run in a full marathon (42km), half marathon (21km), 10km run and a fun run (5km).

The Marathon is the first professional Marathon in Vietnam certified by IAAF - AIMS (International Association of Athletics Federations and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), and consists of a two-lap route.

Last year’s race involved 4,000 participants, 400 of which were professionals from 27 countries and territories.

The city said those who participated in the Đà Nẵng International Marathon would qualify for the Boston Marathon.

People can register for the marathon at, or in person at HCM City’s Pulse Active Company, eighth floor, 47 Phùng Khắc Khoan Street, District 1.

The race has been organised by the city’s culture, sport and tourism department, the World Marathon Company and Pulse Active.

Last year, Koji Nishizawa from Japan and Việt Nam’s Hoàng Thị Thanh won the men’s and women’s marathon, respectively. — VNS


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