Nearly 2,000 athletes to gather at national cross-country run and marathon tournament

Tuesday, 2019-03-19 12:00:04
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At the 59th National Cross-country Run and Marathon Tournament in 2018 in Buon Me Thuot city
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NDO – The 60th National Cross-country Run and Marathon Tournament - Tien Phong (Vanguard) Newspaper Cup will kick off on March 24 in Vung Tau city, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.

The tournament features the participation of nearly 2,000 domestic and international athletes, including over 200 professional ones.

More than 400 participants have been registered to compete in the marathon category.

This year’s event will have many remarkable changes, including an electronic scoring system through use of ‘time chips’ that will be attached to the serial number on each athlete’s jersey.

In addition, in the 42km marathon event, the organising board will provide athletes with supporting forms, such as energy gel, electrolyte water, fruit, and water supply points.

In addition, athletes will have the opportunity to meet and share their inspiration for the marathon run.

In terms of awards, in addition to the medals engraved with the champions’ name for each event, many other prizes worth a total of nearly VND300 million will be given to the participants.