2012 Chongqing International Marathon, the first full marathon event in the Western China, was held on Nanbin Road and Babin Road of our city in the morning of March, 17th, and over 30 thousand athletes from 40 countries and regions participated in the race.
The International Marathon is sponsored by Chinese Athletic Association and Chongqing Municipal People's Government, and is co-sponsored by Municipal Sports Bureau, Nan’an District Government and Ba’nan District Government. The event is not only upgraded to International Marathon event, and also incorporated with Selective Trial of London Olympic Games and National Marathon Championship of the highest level in China, realizing “Three Matches in One” and becoming the domestic gold medal marathon event this year.
Four events of full marathon, half marathon, 9 km marathon and 5 km marathon are arranged in the race. The track is arranged on Nanbin Road and Babin Road with beautiful scenery, with Nanbin Park as the starting point and the destination, via the urban landscapes, such as Chaotianmen Bridge, Meixin Foreigner Street, Yangtze River Bridge, Caiyuanba Bridge, Egongyan Bridge, Lijiatuo Bridge, etc.
The temperature is moderate yesterday morning, with the humid air, and the athletes played their best in the event. In the Man's full marathon, Jiboyi, the athlete from Kenya, won the championship with an excellent score of 2 hours 10 minutes 33 seconds, and the athletes from Ethiopia won the second place and the third place; in the Women’s full marathon concerning the arrangement of China marathon team of London Olympic Games, Wang jiali, the athlete from Hebei Team win the first place with a score of 2 hours 22 minutes 41 seconds, and Zhou Chunxiu and Zhu Xiaolin from Liaoning won the second place and the third place respectively. Therefore, three of them were selected into the basic arrangement of China marathon team of London Olympic Games.