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28/12/2020 - 12:22

Impressive moments at VnExpress Hue Marathon 2020 

VNExpress Hue Marathon 2020, which attracts more than 4,500 athletes, officially kicked off on the morning of December 27th. Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Phan Ngoc Tho and Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh joined the athletes in the 10K run.

Chairman Phan Ngoc Tho (middle) with other athletes before the kick-off

Among the 5K, 10K, half marathon (21km) and full marathon (42km) runs, athletes participating in 21K and 42K runs accounted for 48%, showing that the running movement has increasingly spread, and the wellness and toughness of runners have been significantly raised.

VnExpress Hue Marathon 2020 is considered a festival for many running groups such as Hue Citadel Runners (217 registered members), SACOM 142 (142 registered members), Laguna (106 registered members) and thousands of athletes from Ha Noi, Da Nang Runners, Sunday Running Club, etc., and international athletes.

Besides the start and finish lines of all 4 types of run being set between Phu Van Lau and Nghenh Luong Dinh, 2 famous relics of the Nguyen Dynasty, with the message "The Flavor Trail", athletes also enjoyed amazing experiences on the morning of December 27th when crossing the tree-lined roads and many famous monuments of the Ancient Capital, such as Quoc Hoc High School for Gifted Students, Thien Mu Pagoda and the 3 bridges connecting the North and South banks of the Perfume River: Trang Tien, Da Vien and Phu Xuan, etc.

Some impressive moments of athletes on the run:

Chairman Phan Ngoc Tho departing the 10K run at 5:50 AM

The functional forces were present beforehand to regulate traffic to ensure safety for the athletes

The excitement of a "little" runner when crossing the famous bridge in Hue with his mother

The smile of a beautiful female athlete when crossing Le Loi Street

The motivation for athletes to complete the competitive runs

Reversely, both supporters and athletes are in awe when witnessing this scene on the run

Along the run, it is not difficult to come across athletes in cute cosplay costumes

Father and daughter crossing the finish line together

Presenting the awards to the athletes completing the 42K run with high ranks

By Han Dang

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