92-year-old signs up for marathon running around Jinji Lake
2014-03-18 16:36:00

The marathon running around Jinji Lake which has been held for four years will start at 09:00 on March 30.

The contestants come from 30 countries and regions including Kenya, Ethiopia, Japan, the United States, Britain, France and Germany. The number of applicants for the race this year has exceeded 20,000, among whom the youngest is only 4 years old, while the oldest is already 92 years old.

The oldest participant Zhai Xinyi, 92, signed up for the 5-km mini marathon. He has been preparing for this run for one year, walking every morning and evening. He said that he could not beat the young in speed, but his endurance and spirit is still great, and he would finish the run even by walking.

The race sets four events this year: half marathon (a distance of about 21 km), short marathon (a distance of about 11 km), mini marathon (a distance of 5 km) and parent-child family running (a distance of 2.5 km), among which short marathon is a newly added event this year.

The top prize of Suzhou Half Marathon is US$5,000. The event organizer will conduct random checks to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs.



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