|Hoàng Nguyên Thanh of Bình Phước. — Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The National Bà Rá Mountain Climbing Tournament is scheduled to kick off on Friday in the southern province of Bình Phước, the event’s organisers announced yesterday.
The annual event will attract the participation of more than 1,200 amateur and professional athletes from 20 cities and provinces such as Khánh Hòa, Hà Nội, HCM City and Kiên Giang.
Climber Hoàng Nguyên Thanh of Bình Phước, who has won the event for three years in a row, will take part in this year’s event. Thanh won bronze medal in the 42,195km event at the 28th Southeast Asian Games in 2015 in Singapore.
Athletes will compete in individual and team categories. Professional men will run 7.7km while women will run 5.4km and amateur and youth athletes will race 6km and 4.2km, respectively. — VNS