City Holds Int’l Marathon

Authors: Go Chengdu

2017-09-30

The 2017 Dongfeng Nissan Chengdu international Marathon took place in the city on the morning of September 23.
43,365 applicants successfully pre-registered online, and over 20,000 of them from 35 countries and regions were approved and participated in the event, which included a full marathon (42.195km), a half marathon (21.0975km), and a fun run (5.20km).
China Central Television's Sports Channel broadcast the event live. Runners from Ethiopia made a clean sweep of the medals for both men's and women's full marathon.
Geza Taddessa Senebeta, champion of the men's full marathon, finished the race with two hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds. He said that the track is interestingly designed. He did not make great efforts and the result was not very good, but he still felt happy to win the contest. "Chengdu is very modern and fashionable, and the people here are very nice."
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