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10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

By Staff reporters   November 26, 2022 | 08:23 pm PT
Blessed by good weather conditions, around 10,000 runners participating in the VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight ran past iconic landmarks in the capital city as they completed the race Sunday morning.
10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

Runners pose in different costumes before the run.

The VM Hanoi Midnight started out from Dinh Tien Hoang Street at the stroke of midnight on Saturday.

The final VnExpress Marathon event of the year offered prizes totaling VND1.5 billion (US$60,560). Those who finished the races got different medal string colors depending on the distance: 5, 10, 21 and 42 km.

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

The 42-km race started at the Hoan Kiem Lake with runners going past Trang Tien Street and the Hanoi Opera House minutes later.

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

Runners run past the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum at Ba Dinh Square.

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

A group of volunteers wave at runners at the Hanoi Flag Tower.

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

The National Assembly Building

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

A famous pagoda on Ly Quoc Su Street, which was still damp from previous night's rain.

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

A big smile in front of the Hanoi Opera House.

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

Stealing a kiss on the run.

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

Vu Dinh Duan wins the marathon, covering 42-km in 2 hours 45 minutes.

10,000 coast past Hanoi icons in midnight run

Nguyen Danh Cao raises a fist in triumph at the finish of the 21-km race with a time of 1 hour 16 minutes.

 
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