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Jubilation as runners breast the tape at VnExpress Marathon Hue

By Quang Anh   April 9, 2022 | 11:12 pm PT
Couples kissed, “No Face” strolled casually and family and friends exulted as runners crossed the finish line Sunday at the 2022 VnExpress Marathon (VM) Hue.
A couple kiss after finishing their 21-kilometer run.

A couple kiss after finishing their 21-kilometer run.

No-Face strolls very across the finish line with no rush. No-Face is a character Japanese movie Spirited Away.

"No-Face" strolls very across the finish line with no rush. No-Face is a character Japanese movie "Spirited Away."

In contrast to No Face, this runner leaps to the finish line in excitement.

In contrast to "No Face", this runner leaps to the finish line in excitement.

Members of a group salute those that who have finished the race before them.

Members of a group salute those that who have finished the race before them.

A woman in Sailor Moon costume walks away after finishing her 42-km run.

A woman in "Sailor Moon" costume walks away after finishing her 42-km run.

A family of five (in red) crosses the line together after finishing a 10-km run.

A family of five (in red) crosses the line together after finishing a 10-km run.

A man picks his daughters up after finishing his 42km run.

A man picks his daughters up after finishing his 42km run.

A couple wore the traditional Vietnamese traditional costume ao dai for their marathon run.

A couple wore the traditional Vietnamese traditional costume ao dai for their marathon run.

A man raises the national flag at the finish line.

A man raises the national flag at the finish line.

Another couple seal their finish with a kiss.

Another couple seal their finish with a kiss.

Doan Ngoc Hai wears a proud smile as he shows off the medal that confirms he has finished the full marathon - 42km.

Doan Ngoc Hai wears a proud smile as he shows off the medal that confirms he has finished the full marathon - 42km.

Wearing the Vietnamese conical hat non la, a runner lifts his daughter in celebration.

Wearing the Vietnamese conical hat non la, a runner lifts his daughter in celebration.

A woman poses with her medal.  The 2022 VM Imperial gathered over 4,700 pro and amateur runners in the country covering four distances: five, 10, 21 and 42 kilometers. In all, 108 prizes worth almost VND800 million ($35,000) have been granted to runners.

A woman poses with her medal. The 2022 VM Imperial gathered over 4,700 pro and amateur runners in the country covering four distances: five, 10, 21 and 42 kilometers. In all, 108 prizes worth almost VND800 million ($35,000) have been granted to runners.

 
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