2019 CFLD Beijing Marathon - A Gift of Celebration

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The cool autumn morning of November 3rd, at 7:30, in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world, echoed the starting signal of the top marathon event in China.

The cool autumn morning of November 3rd, at 7:30, in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world, echoed the starting signal of the top marathon event in China.

This year, the organizers received over 160,000 applications for the event, 30,000 runners from around the world eventually took part in the race.

At the end of this much anticipated running event, Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio from Kenya was the first broke through the finishing line, took this year’s champion title in men’s category with the time of 2:07:06; Solomon Kirwa Yego and Emmanuel Rutto Naibei following through with times of 2:09:45 and 2:10:15, taking the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

In women's category, Sutume Asefa Kebede from Ethiopia won the first place in 2:23:31; Li Zhi Xuan came in 2nd in 2:29:06, and Mulu Seboka Seyfu finished in 3rd in 2:29:09.

To ensure yet another memorable racing experience for all who participated, and in celebration of the nation’s 70th Birthday, organizers provided runners with plenty of supplies to power them throughout the race, including over 400,000 bottles of water, plus energy drinks, energy bars, bananas, cakes, milk and snacks along the racing routes. There were medical stations every 2.5km after the initial 5km mark, and first aid volunteers every 100 meters; 20 ambulances and more than 300 medical personnel were on standby.

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Text and Photo Credits: CFLD Beijing Marathon

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