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2022 Ho Chi Minh City Marathon Champion Gold Plated Medal

22 Apr 2022 | 14:12 | News

A long-awaited event for both professional and professional runners, the Ho Chi Minh City Marathon 2022 is considered the beginning of a new normal phase for community sports activities, after many races were postponed for a long time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

start the marathon at dawn

This is the ninth annual marathon event and the 30th anniversary of trail running in Ho Chi Minh City. From just 250 athletes competing in 1992, the city’s running and cross-country sports have grown rapidly. Among the 7,500 runners who took part this year, it was not difficult to find more than 1,000 runners who signed up for the half-marathon (21km) and hundreds more who regularly practiced on the gruelling distance of 42.195km.

Children’s Conqueror’s Runway

On April 16, “young” athletes aged 3-6 completed their first challenge on the 500m track with their parents, while those aged 6-10 will conquer alone. Complete 1.5km on the Ronny Dash Kids Track. The track was designed to send a message to kids that they love to run, and both events attracted over 300 children.

Parents and children running together

Meanwhile, starting in the early hours of April 17, the entire residential area of ​​Phu My Hung (District 7) appeared to be bustling with thousands of athletes taking part in the 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km races. For the first time, the 2022 Ho Chi Minh City Marathon Organizing Committee calculated results based on age at the awards and closing ceremonies, and calculated the best runners by age in the marathon and half marathon.

Athlete reaches the finish line

family run together

The important thing is to conquer yourself at a difficult distance

The hard work finally reached the end

very happy

1:15:40 half marathon runner Le Huu Loc takes first place

Athlete Dao Thi Quynh Thoa, second in the marathon category

The 20 million VND record-breaking athlete award for the marathon has yet to find a new owner, but the organizing committee said it will maintain the award to encourage runners to break records and improve their performance. Reach regional and world levels.

Marathon Content Professional Athlete Award

The Ministry of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City approved the organization of the HCMC Marathon, an annual event organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Athletics Federation and Pulse Trading and Production Company Limited. As one of the pioneer marathons of trail running in Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh Marathon has made a sustainable, sustained and meaningful contribution to promoting people’s sports training habits and healthy lifestyles.

Daodong – Photo: Dong Linh