Marathon races in China see major increase in 2016


Marathon races in China see major increase in 2016
  1. Marathon races in China see major increase in 2016
    china.org.cn
    The number of marathons and road running races registered in the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) last year reached 328, nearly a 150% increase compared to the year…
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The number of marathons and road running races registered in the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) last year reached 328, nearly a 150% increase compared to the year 2015, CAA vice president Du Zhaocai announced on Monday.

"The 328 events included 125 marathons, 128 half marathons and 75 other running races, covering 133 cities and 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, attracting 2,800,000 participants, 1,300,000 more than the previous year," said Du at the China Marathon Conference.

"In 2011, there were only a total of 22 marathons, and now it has increased 14 times," Du added.

According to Du, CAA aims to host more than 400 marathons and…

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