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Marathon in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta attracts over 3,200 participants

Marathon in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta attracts over 3,200 participants

Sunday, November 27, 2022, 22:35 GMT+7
Marathon in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta attracts over 3,200 participants
Participants wait at the starting line of the five-kilometer race.

More than 3,200 people, including professional and amateur runners, in Vietnam and from other countries, on Sunday gathered in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap to take part in the Dat Sen Hong (The Land of Pink Lotus) Marathon.

Runners registering for the 42-kilometer distance started at 3:00 am in Sa Dec City, while the starting position of those running 21, 10, and five kilometers was at Van Mieu Park in Cao Lanh City. All of them finished at the park.

The running event was held in Dong Thap for the first time.

Besides runners from abroad and other parts of Vietnam, the tournament attracted many locals, including elderly people and children.

Despite leg impairments, Nguyen Thi Kim Quang and Nguyen Thi Minh Tam, both residing in Cao Lanh City, enthusiastically took part in the marathon and completed the five-kilometer race.

The organizer of the marathon awarded the first, second, and third prizes to male and female runners in each distance.

Prizes were also given to those reaching the Cao Lanh Bridge fastest and groups of runners with outstanding results.

Below are some photos capturing the Dat Sen Hong Marathon:

Two male runners with the message ‘Happy and healthy every day.’

Two male runners with the message ‘Happy and healthy every day.’

A female runner gives a bright smile to the spectators.

A female runner gives a bright smile to the spectators.

Other female participants with smiles on their faces

Other female participants with smiles on their faces

A girl holds her father’s hand to run.

A girl holds her father’s hand to run.

A woman takes part in the marathon with her two kids.

A woman takes part in the marathon with her two kids.

Nguyen Thi Minh Tam (R), residing in Cao Lanh City, joins the tournament with her sister in the spirit of spreading optimism to the community.

Nguyen Thi Minh Tam (R), residing in Cao Lanh City, joins the tournament with her sister in the spirit of spreading optimism to the community.

A male runner from South Africa and his friend complete the 21-kilometer race early.

A male runner from South Africa and his friend complete the 21-kilometer race early.

Participants are provided with drinking water during the race.

Participants are provided with drinking water during the race.

Medical workers are available to support runners in need.

Medical workers are available to support runners in need.

A group of runners reach the finish line.

A group of runners reach the finish line.

Huynh Minh Tuan, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong Thap Province, gives prizes to female runners of the 42-kilometer race.

Huynh Minh Tuan, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong Thap Province, gives prizes to female runners of the 42-kilometer race.

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More than 3,200 people, including professional and amateur runners, in Vietnam and from other countries, on Sunday gathered in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap to take part in the Dat Sen Hong (The Land of Pink Lotus) Marathon.

Runners registering for the 42-kilometer distance started at 3:00 am in Sa Dec City, while the starting position of those running 21, 10, and five kilometers was at Van Mieu Park in Cao Lanh City. All of them finished at the park.

The running event was held in Dong Thap for the first time.

Besides runners from abroad and other parts of Vietnam, the tournament attracted many locals, including elderly people and children.

Despite leg impairments, Nguyen Thi Kim Quang and Nguyen Thi Minh Tam, both residing in Cao Lanh City, enthusiastically took part in the marathon and completed the five-kilometer race.

The organizer of the marathon awarded the first, second, and third prizes to male and female runners in each distance.

Prizes were also given to those reaching the Cao Lanh Bridge fastest and groups of runners with outstanding results.

Below are some photos capturing the Dat Sen Hong Marathon:

Two male runners with the message ‘Happy and healthy every day.’

Two male runners with the message ‘Happy and healthy every day.’

A female runner gives a bright smile to the spectators.

A female runner gives a bright smile to the spectators.

Other female participants with smiles on their faces

Other female participants with smiles on their faces

A girl holds her father’s hand to run.

A girl holds her father’s hand to run.

A woman takes part in the marathon with her two kids.

A woman takes part in the marathon with her two kids.

Nguyen Thi Minh Tam (R), residing in Cao Lanh City, joins the tournament with her sister in the spirit of spreading optimism to the community.

Nguyen Thi Minh Tam (R), residing in Cao Lanh City, joins the tournament with her sister in the spirit of spreading optimism to the community.

A male runner from South Africa and his friend complete the 21-kilometer race early.

A male runner from South Africa and his friend complete the 21-kilometer race early.

Participants are provided with drinking water during the race.

Participants are provided with drinking water during the race.

Medical workers are available to support runners in need.

Medical workers are available to support runners in need.

A group of runners reach the finish line.

A group of runners reach the finish line.

Huynh Minh Tuan, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong Thap Province, gives prizes to female runners of the 42-kilometer race.

Huynh Minh Tuan, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong Thap Province, gives prizes to female runners of the 42-kilometer race.

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Thanh Ha - Dang Tuyet / Tuoi Tre News

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