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Marathon stars will square off in China

Updated: 2012-11-17 07:58
By Qiu Quanlin in Guangzhou ( China Daily)

A number of star runners from leading marathon countries have confirmed their participation in the Guangzhou Marathon, organizers said.

"With the participation of such world-renowned runners, the Guangzhou Marathon will be a fierce competition, which will help promote the sporting spirit among local people," said Chen Shaokang, deputy director of the organizing committee.

More than 200 runners from 31 countries and regions will participate on Sunday in the Guangzhou event, the first of its kind to be held in the southern Chinese city.

Marathon stars will square off in China