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Vietnam Trail Marathon takes place in Son La

The Vietnam Trail Marathon 2019 took place in Moc Chau district, the northwestern mountainous province of Son La on January 19.

In the 70km category, female runner Jo Meek of the UK and male runner Tran Duy Quang of Vietnam won the first prize with 9 hours 37 minutes 20 second and 7 hours 59 minutes 44 seconds, respectively.

In the 42km category, female runner Vanja Cnops of Belgium and male runner Tiger Spearman of the UK finished first.

Lo Thi Thanh Son of host Son La province (Vietnam) and Nong Van Chuyen of Lang Son province (Vietnam) topped the lists of female and male runners in the 21km category.

Meanwhile, in the 10km category, the first prizes were obtained by female runner Keanna Lutz of Canada and Vu Tien Viet Dung, a man from Vietnam.

The Vietnam Trail Marathon 2019 attracted the participation of nearly 1,900 runners from 39 countries and territories. It aimed to raise funds for Newborns Vietnam – an organisation training doctors to reduce the mortality rate among newborns in Vietnam.