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Nearly 1,500 to join final round of Hanoi Moi Open Running Tournament

Nearly 1,500 athletes and officials from universities, colleges, districts, and townships across Hanoi will join the final round of the 46th Hanoi Moi Open Running Tournament for Peace 2019 on September 29.

The organising board told a press conference in Hanoi on September 24 that there will be several categories in the run, ranging from 1,750m to 8,750m, for amateur and professional runners.

The 5,250m race for professional female athletes and 8,750m race for male athletes will be live broadcast on VTV6 channel.

Speaking at the press conference, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Hanoi Moi newspaper Le Hoang Anh said the annual run is to celebrate the 74th anniversary of August Revolution and National Day (September 2), the 65th anniversary of the capital’s liberation from French colonialists, and the 20th anniversary of Hanoi’s recognition as “City for Peace” by the UNESCO.

The tournament was launched on March 24 around Hoan Kiem lake and nearby areas, in concurrent with the launch of Olympic Run Day for Public Health 2019.