Truong Tien Bridge favorite among Hue runners

By Vo Thanh   December 24, 2019 | 07:46 am GMT+7

Iconic Truong Tien Bridge in Hue in central Vietnam is set to feature on the VnExpress Marathon 2020 route.

Located in the center of Hue city, Truong Tien Bridge was built across Huong River. The reason it attracted joggers and runners everyday is because the bridge has two lanes for pedestrians, where they can take a run while glazing at the beautiful river scene.

Located in the city center, the bridge spans Huong River. Its two pedestrian lanes make it popular among local health enthusiasts who can jog across while enjoying the beautiful river scene.

Truong Tien is featured on the course of VnExpress Marathon 2020 which will take place in Hue city on April 5. At this time, the annual Hue Festival will also be held, therefore thousands of people are expected to flock in Hue in April.

The marathon will take place on April 5, alongside annual Hue Festival, with thousands of people expected to flock to the city, a former citadel.

Many marathon groups in Hue are practicing and preparing for the biggest marathon ever held in the city. The competition includes three categories. Full course (42km), half course (21km), 10km and 5km.

Many Hue joggers are practicing hard for the biggest local marathon ever held. The competition includes a full course (42km), half course (21km), 10km and 5km.

An old men doing some stretching before running.

Stretching before a run avoids missing the gun.

With a length of 400 meters, the bridge is suitable for people of all ages to run across.

Stretching 400 meters, the bridge is suited to runners of all ages.

Pham Minh Kiet, who will take part in the 21km run in VM 2020 said that to prepare for the marathon, he runs across the river bank three times every morning. He likes the feeling of running through Truong Tien Bridge to watch the river in the early morning.

Pham Minh Kiet, to participate in the 21km VM 2020 run, said to prepare for the marathon, he crosses the river three times every morning, when the watery backdrop is at its finest.

Not just the locals but foreigners also enjoy running by the Huong river bank.

Foreigners also enjoy running along Huong River.

Bui Xuan Hoa is also preparing for VM 2020 by taking a run every day. Hoa and 130 members in his group will participate in the tournament in April. Last year, he also took part in the VM 2019 held in beach town Quy Nhon. Besides Truong Tien Bridge, the marathon course this year also has many beautiful scenes along the way. I like running across the river bank and past the historical sites in Hue. It keeps me motivated to run a full course at this year’s tournament, Hoa said.

Bui Xuan Hoa is preparing for VM 2020 by taking a daily run. He will participate alongside 130 other group members and formerly took part in VM 2019 held in beach town Quy Nhon last June.

"Besides Truong Tien Bridge, the marathon this year also includes many beautiful scenes along the way. I like crossing the river and passing the many historical sites in Hue. It keeps me motivated to reach the finish line," Hoa explained.

 
 
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