Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Trần Duy Quang won the men’s 70km category of the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon, which concluded in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng on Sunday.
Quang, 29, of Đà Nẵng Runners, finished in a time of 7:32.38. “I trained very hard with spirit to prepare for the event. This race was very tough with hills and mountains. I am very glad to have overcome this challenge,” said Quang.
The runners-up were Florian Deichmann of Germany and Kevin Morisseau of Malaysia.
On the women’s side, Marieke Dekkers of the Netherlands, who lives in HCM City, triumphed with a time of 10:01.03. Second and third place went to Vietnamese Nguyễn Thị Đường of Long Distance Runners of Hà Nội and Ann Jilian Pulanco of the Philippines, respectively.
Vietnamese Lê Tấn Hi of Lâm Đồng finished first in the men’s 42km division with a time of 3:58.32, while Kevin Lohner of the US and Richard Leech of South Africa came second and third.
In the women’s 42km, Marion Torres of France was the winner. Indonesian Sara Valentina and German Veronique Thuere were the runners-up.
In the men’s 21km, the first position went to Đoàn Ngọc Hoàng of Việt Dã Gia Hiệp club in 1:44.12, while Hoàng’s teammate, Đào Thị Linh Nhi won on the women’s side after clocking a time of 2:14.55.
The two-day event attracted some 2,300 domestic and foreign runners. The athletes ran through well-known destinations in Đà Lạt City such as Lâm Viên Square, Vàng Valley, Love Valley, Langbian Mountain and Bidoup National Park.
The event was organised by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam Cycling and Sport Motor Federation, Vietnam MTB Series Company and 123Go Company. — VNS