Hờ A Củ won the running event of experiencing Mù Cang Chải terraced fields in the northern mountainous province of Yên Bái on Sunday. — Photo webthethao.vn
HÀ NỘI — Hờ A Củ won the running event in Mù Cang Chải terraced fields in the northern mountainous province of Yên Bái on Sunday.
The Mông runner completed the 25km race in a time of 2:31:31.
Notably, A Củ didn’t carry anything on his body, completely different from other runners in trail races that always have water backpack, sticks and hats. He didn’t even eat along the way and only drank water.
Another thing that made people take notice was that A Củ’s running shoes were regular shoes, not specialised trail running shoes. A Củ said his shoes cost only VNĐ70,000.
A Củ is 30 years old and has three children, including one boy and two girls. His main job is to farm every day and he had previously only run as far as 7km at a small local tournament.
The event attracted 150 runners, mainly from clubs in the north. It had only a 25km distance with the starting point located at the T-junction of Ba Nhà Bridge, La Pán Tẩn Commune and ending at the stadium of Mù Cang Chải District.
The event’s organisers also gave gifts to children in difficult circumstances in the district. — VNS