Long-waited marathon ignites Hangzhou
en.hangzhou.com.cn  2022-11-21 17:27   

Hangzhou Marathon kicked off on November 20 after being canceled for two years, and 35,000 participants showed their enthusiasm for sports. 

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With a history of 35 years, Hangzhou Marathon has been more than a sport and has become a brand of the city. Starting from Huanglong Sports Centre and ending at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre (they are two competition venues of Hangzhou Asian Games), this year’s marathon is a warm-up to Hangzhou Asian Games to be held next year. 

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The runners were from around the country, including celebrities from all walks of life. Shen Ruofei, a renowned esports player, participated in Hangzhou Marathon for the first time, and hoped to train the physical strength through the marathon. Shi Yigong, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the president of Westlake University, also enjoyed the sport very much, saying that running had been a life-long benefit for him. Some frequent runners who were nearly 70 years old had challenged themselves with half marathon and full marathon alternatively.  

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In addition to the runners, the volunteers, media reporters and medical attendants also showed the city’s enthusiasm for the marathon. 

Source: hangzhou.com.cn  Author: Text by Wang Zhenkai Editor: Ye Lijiao
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