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Great Wall Marathon

Saturday May 18th, 2024
Huangyaguan, China
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 8.5K Fun Run
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Since its inception in 1999, the Great Wall Marathon has become revered as one of the world's most challenging marathons.

Run the most challenging marathon of your life along one of mankind's greatest monuments. Since the inaugural Great Wall Marathon in 1999, the field has grown steadily to a sellout event with 2,500 runners from over 60 nations.

The Great Wall Marathon event offers three distances: a marathon, half marathon and a 8.5km Fun Run.

Despite the arduous course on the iconic Great Wall of China, runners will be rewarded by the breathtaking surroundings and views. As the route leads participants through the lower valley and into the villages, onlookers will be cheering and the festive atmosphere is a real energy boost!

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Great Wall Marathon, Race Date: 2019-05-18, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:24:50 Daoting Zhou 36 CHN
2nd Male 3:25:25 Douglas Wilson 27 AUS
3rd Male 3:35:34 Yannick Coulon 35 ESP
4th Male 3:42:00 Kleiner Nathaniel 31 SUI
Female 4:11:58 Kali Cavey 26 USA
2nd Female 4:12:31 Kristina Velichkova Nikolova 35 BUL
3rd Female 4:19:56 Tiffany Stephens 36 USA
4th Female 4:24:54 Liping Zheng 41 CHN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 3:57:13 Weihong Liu 42 CHN
M 50-59 4:45:19 Anders Bertil Rosen 53 SWE
M 60-69 4:45:39 Malcolm Clive Dill Jackson 61 GBR
M 70+ 5:37:21 Heinrich Antonius Doring 70 GER
F 40-49 4:24:54 Liping Zheng 41 CHN
F 50-59 4:35:27 Naja Rubæk Hansen 53 DEN
F 60-69 5:27:22 Maureen Wilson Vegan 66 AUS
F 70+ 6:39:49 Francoise Blanc Bernard 71 FRA
Great Wall Marathon

No regrets ....believe! :)

This has been an experience that would be forever carved in my heart. I was exited, worried, and scared when I decided to sign up and embark on this journey. This is my first time to go to a sporting event, I was anxious abouttraveling alone to a new country, and getting myself into such a challenging marathon. I tell you, I am so happy that I didn't give in to my fears and comfort, as this ended up to be one of an inspiring journey.

I have met amazing people from every corner of the world, we ran together, motivated each other, and cheered in ecstatic happiness as everyone succeeded and crossed the finish line!

I cannot describe the feelings that overwhelmed me the moment I finished the line, I was happy, proud, and inspired more than any other time in my life! I made it! The hotels were very cozy and nice, Travel agency has been amazing, they took good care of us the moment we set foot in china till we left this beautiful country! china has many spectacular places that you need to see and experience!

I have added all the five marathons on my bucket list, and I promise myself to finish them all! And after this experience I am more determined that ever to lead a healthy productive life full of such amazing experiences!

Mahmoud El Selawy

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