Women’s marathon team come third in South Asia

Vietnam women’s marathon team currently ranks third in the South Asian region after Nguyen Thi Dong ran second at the Mumbai leg of the Standard Chartered Marathon on January 18.

Dong finished the 42.16-kilometre run in 3:7:21 at the tournament, the global biggest marathon competition.


Also at the Mumbai leg of the event, her compatriot Nghiem Xuan Chung finished fourth after 2:39:22, securing sixth place for men’s team among the 10 regional nations taking part in the tournament.


Mumbai Marathon is the last round before the final takes place in Hong Kong o­n February 8. Prize money for the tournament is worth totally US$1 million. (VNA)


Nhan Dan