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Nearly 3,000 runners participate in the 2021 West Lake Half Marathon

24 Apr 2022 | 14:18 | News

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Nearly 3000 athletes (athletes) participated in 4 distances: half marathon (21.1975 km), a round of West Lake (15 km), 6 km and 3 km. Xi Ha Half Marathon 2021 – a legendary event supported by BIM Group, organized by the People’s Committee of Xi Ha District, Hanoi City and implemented by the Grand Prize company.

This year, a record of more than 1,000 people signed up for the longest distance, the half-marathon (21.0975 km). In the men’s group, athlete Pei Wenyong (number 22079) won the championship with a time of 1 hour, 13 minutes and 54 seconds (1:13:54). Second place went to Nguyen Minh Hong (21064) with a time of 1:20:53 and third place went to Ngo Doan Tung (22055) with a time of 1:21:28.

In the women’s half marathon, the National Youth Track and Field Team (21026) Roth Beach won the championship with a time of 1:24:27. The girl, born in 2004, finished 7th overall, behind only 6 male athletes. The “queen” of this content is Hoang Thi Hong Uyen at 1:36:35. The third prize winner was a foreign athlete, Ms Mitchell Christine’s time of 1:37:26.

6 km distance awarded to men.

The 15-kilometer Tour of the West Lake witnessed the attractive speed race of the two national players. Athlete Le Trung Duc (10203) won the first prize in 52 minutes 33 seconds (52:33). Second place went to young player Son Tien Phat (10700) with a record of 53:45. The third place is Hu Zhitian (10423) with a parameter of 55:48.

In the women’s 15km group, He Shiqiuxia (10205), a junior of the national youth track and field athlete and women’s marathon runner Fan Shihongle (2020 21km champion), won the championship with a score of 1:00:09. She also made the top 7 finalists, behind only 6 male athletes. Second place was Le Thi Thanh Nga (11029) at 1:01:55 and Le Mai Hong Ngoc (11300) at 1:03:49.

The women’s 6km award is presented.

In addition to the above two distances, the organizing committee also presented attractive prizes for the 6km and 3km podiums.

Fan Chuntai, vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Xihe District and head of the 2021 Xihe Half Marathon Organizing Committee, shared: “The second Xihe Half Marathon is held to promote sports. Physical training and sports in Tay Ho District attract and mobilize all walks of life. Participate in all walks of life, contribute to your own health, the health of everyone, and contribute to improving the health and stature of Hanoi people, especially the whole country. Through running, Tay’s image has been promoted to a large number of domestic and foreign friends. Regularly organizes running every year Competition, improve the quality and professionalism of the event, and create a must-see place for athletes who are athletic and have outstanding achievements.

Awards for athletes.

Ms. Wu Qingcui, Head of Marketing and Communication Department of BIM Group, said: “The West Lake Half Marathon – supported by BIM Group, was officially held with the efforts and determination of the West Lake District People’s Committee JSC. The awards and especially the perseverance of the athletes, Love for sports, love for Hanoi. We are proud to be working with Tay Ho District for over 15 years, delivering outstanding projects in the area, contributing to decorating the look of modern Tay Ho. BIM Group is proud to be part of this year’s West Ho Brand sponsor of the Half Marathon, fueling the conquest of the capital’s culturally and historically valuable runway.”

Some nice photos from the competition:

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