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2017 Chongqing International Half Marathon Kicks off, Over Ten Thousand Runners Race on Babin Road

    On November 19, 2017 Chongqing International Half Marathon kicked off on Babin Road. Over ten thousand runners from 19 countries and regions finished the race on the picturesque road.
 
    It is understood that 2017 Chongqing International Half Marathon was cosponsored by Chinese Athletic Association, Administration of Sports of Chongqing and the People’s Government of Banan District of Chongqing. The competition has been granted the honorable title of “Bronze Medal Event” issued by Chinese Athletic Association in 2016 China Marathon Annual Forum since its first session last year.
 
    This year’s competition involves 15,000 runners, among them, 10,000 participants are competing for half marathon, while the rest for mini race. On awards setting, the half marathon awards top three runners in both male and female races, in which RMB 20,000 will be presented to the champion, RMB 15,000 to the runner-up and RMB 10,000 to the third. Competitors who finish the half marathon within 3 hours will be awarded the Finisher Medal, so do runners who finish the mini marathon within 1 hour.
 
    At 8:30 am of the day, journalist of Chongqing Daily News witnessed that participants started off from the starting point successively. Li Chengcheng, competitor from Nanan District, is an amateur for marathon. He has participated in a lot of marathons, but his favorite is the one held in his hometown. He indicated that “it is not boring to enjoy the scenery while racing”.
 
  The top three medals were occupied by foreign runners in both male and female half marathons. With the respective results of 01:05:07 and 01:14:30, Gosa Bogale Seyoum and Fantu Zewude Jifar both from Ethiopia won the champions of male and female marathons.

   

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