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Hengshui lake International Marathon

Sunday September 22nd, 2019
Hengshui, China
Distance: Marathon

The Hengshui Lake international Marathon, held in September every year, is considered one of China’s top sports and tourism events. The race takes competitors around the Northern Chinese city’s scenic Hengshui Lake. It attracts runners and spectators from throughout China and abroad.

Nearly 16,000 runners participated in one of the three race categories - the Full Marathon, the Half Marathon and the Five Kilometer. The competition, approved by the Chinese Athletics Association, was co-organized by the Chinese Athletics Association, the Hebei Provincial Bureau of Sports and the Hengshui Municipal People's Government, in partnership with the Hebei Sports Bureau's Track and Field Management Center and the Hengshui Municipal Bureau of Sports.

In 2014, the event was upgraded to the status of a National Marathon Championship and named as one of China's top sports and tourism events.

The Hengshui Lake International Marathon is the only such event in China that can truly be said to take place alongside a lake for the entire duration, as the starting and ending points as well as the majority of the course are all located alongside Hengshui Lake.

The elaborately planned, designed and constructed tracks around the lake have been acclaimed for their wide and flat surfaces, as well as the gently sloping course - the altitude ranges from 21 meters to 26 meters above sea level - complemented by the beauty of the surrounding terrain, landscaped with trees and flowers in bloom.

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Race Date: 09/22/2019 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:08:51 Aychew Bantie Dessie 29 ETH
2nd Male 2:09:04 Bonsa Dida Direba 24 ETH
3rd Male 2:09:05 Joel Kemboi Kimurer 31 KEN
4th Male 2:10:24 Teshome Girma Tadese 27 ETH
Female 2:24:21 Marta Lema Megra 28 ETH
2nd Female 2:27:32 Askale Alemayehu Adula 21 ETH
3rd Female 2:28:30 Tirfi Tsegaye Beyene 35 ETH
4th Female 2:33:22 Jemila Wortesa Shure 33 ETH
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Hengshui lake International Marathon

Kunyuga wins the Hengshui Lake International Marathon

Kenya’s Michael Kunyuga won the 6th edition of the Hengshui Lake International Marathon that was held on Saturday (30) in Hengshui City, China

Kunyuga who was not the race favorite on paper took 2:12.31 to claim the top position and was followed by Morocco’s Hicham Laqouahi who crossed the line 39 seconds later.

Ethioipa’s Regasa Mndaye took the third place in 2:13.18 after outsprinting his fellow country-mate Shumet Akalnew 1500m to the cross line.

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