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2018 SCO international marathon held in Kunming

BY WANG SHIXUE
2018 SCO international marathon
held in Kunming
A competitor is crossing the finishing line. Photo by Chen Fei

The 2018 SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Kunming International Marathon was held December 2 in Kunming, capital city of Yunnan Province.Also a cooperation with Yunnan Salt Industry, the event saw 20,000 participants from 51 countries compete in the full marathon, half-marathon, health run and parent-child events.

In men’s full marathon, Ethiopian runners won all the top three titles: Belay Olkeba Jene (two hours, 20 minutes and 49 seconds); Chala Bekele Begna (two hours, 20 minutes and 56 seconds); and Tela Hagos Gebremeskel (two hours, 21 minutes and 8 seconds). Of them, Belay Olkeba Jene broke the record of the event.

In women’s full marathon, first place went to Ethiopian athlete Getiso Tsehay Gebre with a time of two hours 35 minutes, followed by Kenyan runner Rodah Jepkorir Tarui (2:39:57) and Kyrgyz runner Maslova Daria (2:40:57).

The 2018 SCO Kunming International Marathon is the third running of the event since its inception in 2016. The competition has become a major platform for cultural exchanges among SCO member states.

During the marathon, volunteers, medical workers, security guards stood ready to provide runners with supporting services.

 

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