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Ha Long VnExpress Marathon attracts 11,000 runners

By Thanh Duong   July 18, 2022 | 12:43 am PT
VnExpress Marathon Amazing Ha Long 2022 will be held on July 24 and welcome 11,000 participants, making it the biggest VnExpress race to date.

The ticket gate was closed on July 14. Long-distance runners signing up for the full and half marathons accounted for more than 50 percent of participants.

A group of pacers test the route of VM Ha Long. Ảnh:VM

A group of pacers test the route of VM Ha Long. Photo by VM

Ha Long VnExpress marathon route runs along the sea, allowing athletes to enjoy the charm of the coastal city and seascape.

The course of the marathon was granted the International Measurement certificate by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, offering favorable conditions for athletes targeting high performance. Their results can be used as part of criteria to sign up for bigger events like Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon or New York City Marathon.

Kim Vivian, an AIMS expert who directly tested and measured roads in Ha Long, highly praised the quality of the routes, especially the flat and wide new construction. From the starting line to the end of the run, athletes can enjoy the majestic and poetic landscape.

An aerial view of Bai Chay bridge. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

An aerial view of Bai Chay Bridge. Photo by Ngoc Thanh

To ensure the health and safety of thousands of athletes, the organizers set up two-way water stations along the course, with one station set up at an average of every two kilometers; nine fixed medical and three mobile stations, meaning one station every four kilometers; and 15 portable toilets.

VnExpress Marathon Amazing Ha Long 2022 will kick off on July 24 in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province. The race was coordinated by VnExpress newspaper, Quang Ninh Province People's Committee, and the provincial Department of Culture and Sport.

 
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