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30,000 runners take part in Changchun marathon

Updated: May 29, 2019 chinadaily.com.cn Print

The 2019 Changchun International Marathon was held in Changchun, capital of Northeast China's Jilin province, on May 26.

Around 30,000 runners from 25 countries and regions – including Ethiopia, Kenya, Russia, South Korea, and Congo, as well as 272 cities in China – participated in the marathon, with ages ranging from 6 to 80.

Hosted by the Chinese Athletic Association and the Changchun municipal government and organized by the Changchun sports administration, the event was sponsored by Hongqi, a brand of China's leading automaker FAW Group, which is based in Changchun.

The event included a full marathon (42.195 kilometers), a half-marathon (21.0975 km), a mini marathon (5 km) and a 10-km run.

Runners had the chance to experience Changchun's beautiful scenery and learn about the city's development during the run.

Both full marathons were won by Ethiopians.

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A sea of faces greets the 2019 Changchun International Marathon which kicked off in Changchun, in Northeast China's Jilin province, on May 26. [Photo/cnjiwang.com]

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Runners throng the streets during the Changchun marathon on May 26. [Photo/cnjiwang.com]

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