How running got popular


Chinese go the distance for marathon

The 224 Chinese runners who flew across the Pacific to leave their footprints on the five boroughs of New York City also represent a booming interest in marathon running in their home country.

About the runners


Fanatic extreme marathon runner shares his running tips

Chen Penbin is a 38-year-old endurance running athlete and extreme marathon runner from Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, and is perhaps China's most famous marathon runner.

What industry insiders say

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