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03/09/2018 - 14:51

More than 1,500 athletes participate in the first half marathon in Hue

On the morning of September 2nd, at Ngo Mon Square, the Hue half marathon 2018 held by the Department of Culture and Sports in cooperation with the Active Hue MTV Co., Ltd. Mr. Bui Thanh Ha – Permanent Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee attended.

With a route across Da Vien Bridge, Truong Tien Bridge and some main roads in Hue such as Tran Hung Dao, Huynh Thuc Khang, Hung Vuong, Ba Trieu, Highway 49 ... Hue half marathon 2018 attracted nearly 1,500 athletes, in which there were 100 foreign athletes and more than 300 athletes from Da Nang, Kien Giang, Quang Tri, Hai Phong, Hanoi ..., compete at a distance of 21km (starting at 5:30 am), 10km (starting at 5:45 am) and 5km (starting at 6:15 am).

Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Phan Ngoc Tho (first from right) on the run at a distance of 5km

Mr. Xuan Hoa (Dong Da Street - Hue City) - a 21 km athlete said: “My wife and I attend this half marathon not because of the medal but because it is our goal to conquer ourselves, and it is the motivation to exercise.

“In addition to the motivation of exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Hue half marathon also aims to build a more active and developing Hue in the eyes of friends across the country and in the world, contributing to the promotion of Hue’s famous destinations of culture, education, tourism and environment... through the fresh and romantic roads that the athletes run across in the journey to conquer themselves,” said by Mr Lam Vinh Giang - a member of the Organization Board.

Some photos in Hue half marathon 2018:

From Ngo Mon Square, the athletes attending the distance of 21km, started at 5:30 a.m, passing Quang Duc Gate to Le Duan Street.

At this distance, there are quite a lot of foreign athletes attending

Many athletes stir up the runway with eye-catching clothes and drawings

Japanese athletes are in elementary school uniforms

The bright colors of the team coming from Danang

Following the group running 21km distance is the team running 10km distance

In this group, the winner of female content is a Khanh Hoa athlete

The common team running at the distance of 5 km is also the last one of the Hue half marathon, attracting nearly 1,000 Hue athletes, many of whom are children running with their parents.

Volunteers offer the water on the way

Joy of a whole family as they conquest the challenge

Finish in the warm welcome of both familiar and strange people

Old in age but not old in health

The athletes won the 21km distance

By Han Dang

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