Runners line up in the rain for VnExpress Hue Marathon Bibs


By Thi Quan  &nbspDecember 26, 2020 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

Thousands of runners lined up Friday to receive their Bibs and race kits for the VnExpress Hue Marathon at central Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Phu Van Lau Pavilion.

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Since noon, thousands of runners lined up and had their body temperatures checked before receiving their race kits. Most wore warm clothing amid a light drizzle.

VnExpress Hue Marathon 2020 is set to commence Sunday, with four available courses: five kilometers, 10 kilometers, 21 kilometers and 42 kilometers. The total value of winning prizes is nearly VND1 billion ($43,544).

The marathon is organized by VnExpress, in cooperation with Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee and Agribank.

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Hue Triathlon Club members Nguyen Dung, Phan Tien Dung, Vo Thanh Hai, Le Ngoc Tin and Pham Xuan Bao (from L) all signed up for the challenging 42 kilometer race.

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Vu Ngoc Hai Linh, 28, broke his arm in a traffic accident, and will have to complete the race with a cast.

“Nevertheless, I will try to reach the finish line,” he said. The runner had competed in several VnExpress marathons before, including one in Quy Nhon and another in Hanoi.

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Conning Bevan Glen (L) is determined to conquer the 42 kilometer course.

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All runners look forward to completing their respective distances despite the wet weather conditions.

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Vu Hong Cuong, in his fifties, who lives in HCMC, flew to Hue for the 21 kilometer race.

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Quach (C) said he and his entire family adore the tree-filled streets of Hue, along with the many cultural sites like Thien Mu Pagoda or Truong Tien Bridge.

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A family poses in front of Phu Van Lau Pavilion on Le Duan Street.

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Runners search for their names on the VnExpress Marathon backdrop.

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