Runners train for the upcoming Tiền Phong Marathon in Lý Sơn Island. — Photo tienphong.vn
HÀ NỘI — The 61st Tiền Phong Marathon is scheduled to be held on Lý Sơn Island in Quảng Ngãi Province on March 22.
This year, professional runners will take part in the 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km races, while amateurs will compete in 10km, 21km and 42km.
According to the event’s organising board, participants will have a wonderful experience on the coastal roads. They will run through coconut and pine groves, via beautiful garlic fields and will have to face challenges against wind, sunlight and slopes.
Runners will also have a chance to run past the beautiful relics of Lý Sơn, such as Câu Cave, An Hải Communal House and Dinh Tam Tòa (temple for worshipping boats).
The event, which is co-organised by the Tiền Phong newspaper, the Việt Nam Athletics Federation and the provincial Department of Culture and Sports, is expected to attract thousands of local and foreign athletes. — VNS