Chinese runners win events at a cross-border marathon

01 January 2020
Chinese runners win events at a cross-border marathon
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Chinese runners swept the titles in both men's and women's events at a cross-border marathon between China and Myanmar held Tuesday in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Xinhua reported.

The 2019 Ruili China and Muse Myanmar Cross-Border Marathon, held in Yunnan's border city of Ruili, attracted nearly 10,000 participants from more than 30 countries including China, Myanmar, Kenya and Germany, with the course winding its way across the border with Myanmar and back again.

Chinese marathoner Zhou Bo won the men's full marathon race in 2:20:07, smashing the competition's record, while his compatriot Yue Qinghua triumphed in the women's category in 3:05:57.

Beginning in Ruili's Nongmo lake park, the marathon covered 12.3 km in the Myanmar city of Muse before re-crossing the border back to Ruili.