Sports / How running got popular

Chinese go the distance for marathon

2015-11-02 12:00

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.

Pounding the ground in Pyongyang

2016-04-27 11:28

Hu Jinnan's passion for running international marathons has taken him around the world. From New York City to Tokyo, he's crossed the finish line in a dozen such events.

Beijing Marathon goes the full distance, boosting performances

2015-09-21 06:34

This year's event was the first time in its 35-year history that all entrants had to cover the full distance of 42.19 kilometers.

For marathon runners, it's time to shine

2015-09-19 07:00

Don't be surprised to see some odd slogans on the backs of the runners, such as "please marry me" or "catch me if you can" during the Beijing Marathon.

20,000 to run in Guangzhou international marathon

2014-11-06 19:31

An international marathon competition will kick off on Nov 23 in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, organizers said on Thursday.

APEC Blue and Beijing Marathon Blue

2014-11-15 08:19

As a new resident to Beijing, I just want to say how much I am truly enjoying the "APEC Blue" weather that we are having this week not to mention the APEC holidays.

Cosplayers attract attention in Beijing Marathon

2015-09-21 08:39

About 30,000 runners from 45 countries and regions took part in the event on Sunday morning.

Do we have to run marathon in smog?

2014-10-21 10:08

It was foolish to organize the marathon in Beijing’s heavy smog last week. Wearing all kinds of air-pollution prevention equipment, some participants turned the sports event into a comic show.

Dergo wins Bejing International Marathon

2014-10-19 15:06

Ethiopian Fatuma Sado Dergo braved the smog to finish first in the 42.195-kilometer women's race of the Beijing International Marathon in two hours, 30 minutes and 3 seconds.

Beijing marathon kicks off in haze

2014-10-19 09:23

The annual Beijing Marathon kicked off on Sunday morning with the capital shrouded in heavy smog.

Marathon mania

2014-10-06 08:25

In its 34th year, the Beijing International Marathon has drawn more than 60,000 hopeful participants in a registration period of only two weeks.

Grassland Marathon to kick off in N China

2014-07-10 11:54

The 2014 Kangbao Grassland Marathon will kick off in Kangbao town of Zhangjiakou city, north China's Hebei province on July 19, local official sources said on Thursday.

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