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2019 Bozhou International Marathon Starts
Release date:2019-04-28  Source::亳州外事办  Views:143

    On the morning of April 27th, the 2019 Bozhou International Marathon began.

    At 8 a.m., with a bang of the starting pistol, more than 20,000 runners rushed out of the starting line and ran enthusiastically. The event included four matches: men's and women’s marathon (42.195km), men's and women’s half marathon (21.0975km), mini marathon (about 7km) and parent-child marathon (3km), with a total of 20093 participants.

    The contestants were mainly from Anhui, Beijing, Guangdong, Henan, Hubei, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Shandong and other places, with a total of 8935 contestants outside the city. Among them, there were 52 foreign runners, mainly from Kenya, Ethiopia, New Zealand, the United States, Singapore and other nine countries.

    After intense competition, Maluka from Kenya won the first place in the men’s half marathon, and Angela from Kenya won the first place in the women’s half marathon. Barngetuny, from Ethiopia, won the first place in the men’s full marathon, and Naomi, from Kenya, won the first place in the women’s full marathon.

    The competition was sponsored by the Chinese Athletics Association, Anhui Provincial Sports Bureau, Bozhou Municipal People's Government, undertaken by Anhui Athletics Association, the Bozhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Tourism, and Sports, co-organized by the Bozhou Running Bar Fitness and Long Distance Run Association and the Bozhou Marathon Association, and operated by Bodong Sports.

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