Over 8,500 runners attend in HCMC Int’l Marathon 2018

The second Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon officially opened on December 2.
More than 8,000 runners from 63 countries participated in the sport event comprising athletes, businesses, domestic and foreign clubs and sport lovers.

The race started at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, passing HCMC Post Office, Municipal Theater and Office of the HCMC People’s Committee and six districts.

In  men’s category, the winner is Geoffreey Birgen from Kenya with a victory of 2 hour 20 minutes 20 seconds. Ms. Peninah Kigen from Kenya becomes the first runner up within 2 hour 47 minutes 3 seconds.

The first prize is worth US$ 5,000.

BY KHANH VAN- Translated by Huyen Huong

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