Thousands of people participate in 2014 Da Nang International Marathon

The People’s Committee of Da Nang held a press conference to launch the 2014 Da Nang International Marathon in the morning of July 15.

The press conference of the 2014 Da Nang International Marathon (Photo:SGGP)

The race consists of three distances such as full marathon with length of 42.195 kilometers, haft marathon with length of 21, 0975 kilometers and five kilometers running.

Vice Director of the Da Nang city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Phuc Linh said that East Sea Park in Da Nang city will be starting position for this year’s marathon.

Around 4,200 people will attend in the 2014 Da Nang International Marathon, including professional athletes, tourists and residents.

The Da Nang International Marathon will become an annual marathon race until 2019, added the vice director Nguyen Phuc Linh.

For this year’s race, winners and their records will be recognized by Marathon International Association, and winners’ names and records will be announced on websites of Marathon International Association. Moreover, winners can use their certificates to participate in other international marathon races all over the world.

The 2014 Da Nang International Marathon will be held by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Da Nang in collaboration with World Marathon Inc Company (The United States).

The race is expected to start at East Sea Park on August 31.

By Nguyen Khoi- Translated by Huyen Huong

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