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2019 China Communications Construction Company Ltd. Shantou International Marathon Race
Date: 2019-12-23      Source: Shantou Daily


At 7:30 a.m. on December 22, the 2019 China Communications Construction Company Ltd. Shantou International Marathon, with the theme of "Embracing theAsian Youth Games and Enjoying the Passionate Marathon", started on time. This year'sfull marathon (42.195 km), half marathon (21.0975 km), fun run and parent-child run (about 5 km) had attracted more than 20,000 runners from 37 countries and regions to sign up. The track passed through many well-known landmarks and cultural sites such as Times Square, People's Square, Small Park area, Waterfront Promenade, Greenspace Square, East Coast Avenue, Xinjinhe Bridge, etc. This would provide high-quality event experience, picturesque scenery of Shantou, and the historical and cultural heritage of "the 100-year old commercial port" to all runners of the Shantou International Marathon.

After fierce competition, the Kenyan runner Benardcheruiyotsang and the Ethiopian runner Kasubitewlemeneh won the men's and women's championships in 2 hours, 15 minutes and 47 seconds and 2 hours, 29 minutes and 34 seconds respectively. The Chinese athlete Zhao Hao won the first place in the men's half marathon in 1 hour, 07 minutes and 04 seconds, and the Kenyan athlete Koechalycejeptoo won the champion of the women's half marathon in 1 hour, 22 minutes and 54 seconds. The first place in the men's marathon, women's marathon, men's half marathon and women's half marathon were won by Ma Shuiwang, Zhu Dandan, Zhao Hao and Li Sulan respectively.

Source:Shantou Daily, Dec 23, 2019





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