Athletes join in the race
(TTH Portals) - On April 21, 2024, the 4th VnExpress Marathon was officially kicked off by VnExpress and FPT Online Service Joint Stock Company. The standing member of the provincial Party Committee, Head of Propaganda and Training Commission Hoang Khanh Hung; Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province Phan Quy Phuong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Nguyen Thi Ai Van attended the event.

Held for the 4th time, VnExpress Marathon Hue brought athletes exciting experience and facilities. In early April 21, 2024 morning, over 8.000 runners joined the race. More than a sporting event, VnExpress Marathon Hue is a journey to discover the romantic city, a chance for athletes to connect with those love jogging in Vietnam and across the world. The three factors considered as important by the organizer were safety,   appealing and professionalism. Marathon roads were recognized by Vietnam Athletics Federation.

Vice Chairman Phan Quy Phuong joins VnExpress Marathon Hue

This year, there were 4 distances i.e. 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km. Joining in Full Marathon (42km), runners started the race at 3:00 AM, while those participating in 21km distance began at 4:00 AM. The 10km and 5km started at 04:45 AM and 05:00 AM, respectively. It was the first time that all runners ran around Hue Citadel. Another change was that runners started and finished the race on Le Duan street, between Quang Duc gate and Phu Van Lau. Racers participating in 10, 21 and 42 km distance had a chance to run across Truong Tien and Da Vien bridge. In the two longest distances, athletes ran to Dap Da - one of the famous check-in sites and enjoyed Hen islet. More than 8.000 runners had an opportunity to recieve prizes whose total value was over VND 1 billion. Moreover, the result of 42km distance runners will be sent to Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda and included in Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings. Qualified athletes will be invited to the world championship 2025. Their achievements are based on the performance in VnExpress Marathon.

VnExpress Marathon 2024 is expected to accelerate sporting movement in Hue city in particular and Vietnam in general. Also, it will contribute to introducing a romantic and ancient Hue to domestic and foreign runners.

Athletes reach the finish line