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Ho Chi Minh City Marathon 2022 opens with excitement and excitement

18 Apr 2022 | 06:26 | LATEST POSTS

The event marked Ho Chi Minh City’s first marathon after being long affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of athletes and their families attended the event, identified running routes…and participated in athletic competitions, networking, and sharing their passion for running and athletic training.

Salonpas HCMC Marathon 2022 is organized by the Municipal Department of Culture and Sports in cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City Athletics Federation and related units.

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Mr. Mai Baxiong, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City, delivered an opening speech.

In his speech at the opening ceremony, Mr. Mai Baxiong, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City, said that the Department of Culture and Sports has always hoped to encourage people to participate in sports activities, exercise and improve their physical fitness. healthy. The Ho Chi Minh City Marathon is an annual event that attracts a large number of runners and continues to grow in size, quantity and quality.

“For many years, we and the organizer have been committed to creating a quality sports field for professional and amateur athletes. This year, we will have 40 Vietnamese athletes (top 30 for men and top 10 for women) to achieve the highest result in the 42.195km marathon category , will be seen as participating in the 31st SEA Games in China in May. This is an opportunity for athletes to participate in highly specialized competitions such as the SEA Games.”Mr McBahon said.

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Delegates cut the ribbon for Ho Chi Minh City’s first marathon of the year.

Hundreds of kids ages 3-10 took part in the 500m and 1500m runs under the name Ronny Dash on April 16, making running a favorite sport. Download the message of love to run and inspire children’s passion for sports.

On April 17, more than 7,500 athletes will compete in four standard events for professional and amateur athletes: marathon (42,195km), half marathon (21km), 10km and 5km.

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The awards are an opportunity for the runner community to meet, network and share their passion for running.

This year’s race marks the city’s 30th anniversary of trail running. In 1992, Ho Chi Minh City organized an international marathon with 250 runners.

Since that milestone, running in Ho Chi Minh City has grown tremendously in both quality and quantity, contributing to promoting exercise and improving the quality of life.

To commemorate this special milestone, this year’s race introduced a 24k gold-plated medal in honor of the two men and women who won the marathon (42.195km) in the Pro and Professional categories. Because 2 athletes got the amateur class.

This is the first gold-plated medal for the Vietnam Marathon. In addition, athletes who break records in the event will be rewarded with VND 20 million.

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