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Taiwanese win male, female categories of Penghu International Marathon

2017/10/15 19:02:20

Chen Chun-wei (陳俊偉)

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) Taiwanese runners dominated the 2017 Penghu International Marathon on Sunday, taking the top three places in the both the men's and women's races.

In the men's category, Chen Chun-wei (陳俊偉) crossed the finish line first in a time of 3:29:31, followed by Chen Kuo-yin (陳國音) and Chen Jung-ching (陳榮慶).

Taiwanese runners also closed out the competition in the women's race, with Cheng Tsai-hung (鄭彩虹) winning in a time of 4:19:37, and Hsieh Meng-fang (謝孟芳) and Yao Chu-chuan (姚竹娟) coming in second and third, respectively.

However, it was a female competitor from China, Deng Jing (鄧靜), who stole the hearts of the spectators, running the 42 kilometer race in a red top and a bright pink skirt.

After the marathon, the winner of the men's event Chen said it was tough going because of the humidity and the constant rain from start to finish in the island county of Penghu.

The event also included a half marathon, which was won by Taiwanese Kao Tzu-lan (高子嵐) in the men's category in 1:40:46, and Chang Shu-ling (張淑苓) in women's group in 1:48:29.

According to the Taiwan All Sports Association, which organized the event, some 2,700 athletes from around the world participated.

(By Chen Chi-ching and William Yen)