The 2019 Three Gorges International Marathon held
Grand opening ceremony of the event (Picture provided by the sponsor)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Last weekend, the Agricultural Bank of China Cup 2019 Three Gorges International Marathon was held in Zhongxian County, Chongqing. There were three events, namely Marathon (42.195km), Half Marathon (21.0975km) and Mini Marathon (5km), attracting 10,483 runners from all over the world. The track was close to the Yangtze River. Along the way, there were clear waters and green mountains on both sides of the river.
Crowds at the scene (Picture provided by the sponsor)
Competitors running forward (Picture provided by the sponsor)
As soon as the registration channel was opened, the event was warmly welcomed by runners, attracting more than 10,000 runners from all domestic provinces and cities and other six countries and regions including Germany, Britain and Ethiopia to sign up, of which the oldest was 74 years old and the youngest was only 2 years old. The event also attracted a large number of domestic runners gathered in the Three Gorges Marathon, including Zhou Youfa, Qiu Wangdong, Zhao Hao, Wang Tao, Liang Jing and other runners. Li Yongyuan, Zhao Hao, Zhou Youfa, Qiu Wangdong, etc. had all participated in the Three Gorges Marathon for three consecutive years.
It is worth noting that in this event, the Organizing Committee not only added the team marathon, which enriched the diversity of the competition system, but also upgraded the bonus setting by a large margin, including "Ranking Award", "Chinese Athlete Special Award", "Chongqing Citizen Award" and "Group Award". The total amount of the bonus was up to 338,000 yuan, up 26% from last year. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)