At 7:30 on December 22nd, the 2019 10th Hainan Danzhou International Marathon passionately started in Danzhou Culture Square, as the most influential marathon in Hainan. The event attracted about 18000 professional marathon runners and marathon enthusiasts from more than 20 countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Greece, the United States, Thailand and Australia, as well as from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Shandong, Zhejiang and other provinces and cities.
2019 the 10th Hainan Danzhou International Marathon is sponsored by China track and Field Association, Hainan Provincial Tourism and Culture Radio, Television and Sports Department, Danzhou Municipal people’s Government, Danzhou Tourism and Culture Radio, Television and Sports Bureau and BaiTV Interactive Sports (Beijing) Co., Ltd. This race has set up a total of three events: full marathon (42.195 km), half marathon (21.0975 km) and mini healthy run (about 5 km). The starting and ending points are all located in the Cultural Square of Danzhou City.
Yuan Guangping, secretary of the Danzhou Municipal CPC Committee; Stegio Zilka, mayor of Marathon City of the Hellenic Republic; member of the organizing committee of the Athens Marathon of the Hellenic Republic and official representative to China of the Athens Marathon; Wang Keqiang, chairman of the standing Committee of the Danzhou Municipal people’s Congress of Mr.Dimitris Kyriakides,; and Xie Xiongfeng, chairman of the Danzhou Municipal Committee of the Chinese people’s political Consultative Conference. Members of the Board of Directors of the track and Field Federation of the Hellenic Republic: Mai Youwang, Director of the Mass Sports Department of Hainan Provincial Tourism, Culture, Radio and Television Department of Mr. Panagiotis Antonakakis, Wen long, member of the standing Committee of the Danzhou Municipal CPC Committee and Minister of the propaganda Department, Xiao Faxuan, member of the standing Committee of the Danzhou Municipal Party Committee and Secretary General of the Danzhou Municipal Party Committee, Liu Chong, Vice Mayor of Danzhou Municipal Government, and Liu Dengge, Assistant Mayor of Danzhou Municipal Government, attended the launching ceremony. And fired the order for the 2019 Danzhou International Marathon in Hainan.
VICTOR KIBET MUTAI from Kenya won the men’s half-race championship of Hainan Danzhou International Marathon in 1 hour 4 minutes 44 seconds. KURGAT MOSES KIPTOO and RICHARD KIPLIMO MUTAI from Kenya won the second and second runners-up of Hainan Danzhou International Marathon in 1 hour 5 minutes 18 seconds and 1 hour 6 minutes 05 seconds respectively.
Half men’s champion
Half-time men present awards
In the half women’s group, WIBINEH ANCHALEM HAYMANOTE from Ethiopia won the women’s half-distance championship of Hainan Danzhou International Marathon with a time of 1 hour 17 minutes 26 seconds. ARAGAW AYEHU TESFAHUN from Ethiopia and KEMBOI GLADYS from Kenya won the runner-up and second runner-up of Hainan Danzhou International Marathon in 1 hour 17 minutes 32 seconds and 1 hour 18 minutes 45 seconds respectively.
Half of the women’s awards
The top three in the men’s full marathon were KEMBOI EZEKIEL KIPRUTO from Kenya, who won the men’s full marathon in Danzhou, Hainan, with a time of 2 hours 19 minutes 51 seconds. TSEGA FIREW BAZIE from Ethiopia and KEIYO SAMSON KIPCHIRCHIR from Kenya won the runner-up and second runner-up in the men’s international marathon in Danzhou, Hainan, in 2 hours, 20 minutes, 18 seconds and 2 hours, 25 minutes and 38 seconds, respectively.
Men’s awards in the whole process
For the women, MESKEREM TESFAYE FIKADU from Ethiopia won the women’s championship of the Hainan Danzhou International Marathon with a time of 2 hours 51 minutes 03 seconds. Niu Lihua and Li Shuyun from China won the runners-up and runners-up in the Hainan Danzhou International Marathon with a time of 2 hours 52 minutes 10 seconds and 2 hours 54 minutes 09 seconds respectively.
Women’s awards in the whole process
Wang Tao, a Chinese runner, won the championship in the men’s entire domestic group of the Danzhou International Marathon in Hainan with a net result of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 56 seconds. Li Yong and Cao Tianxiang won the second and third places in the men’s whole domestic group of Danzhou International Marathon in Hainan in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 05 seconds and 2 hours, 30 minutes and 09 seconds, respectively.
Awards presented by Chinese men in the whole process
Niu Lihua, of Chinese nationality, won the championship in the women’s entire domestic group of the Danzhou International Marathon in Hainan with a net result of 2 hours, 52 minutes and 10 seconds. Li Shuyun and Cao Fengying won the second and third places in the women’s international marathon in Danzhou, Hainan, in 2 hours, 54 minutes, 07 seconds and 2 hours, 54 minutes and 57 seconds, respectively.
Women of Chinese nationality present awards in the whole process
Danma always adheres to the concept of “runners first”. Every runner running on the track is a hero of Danma, and volunteers hang medals for the full and half-race runners one-on-one. According to the regulations, 6 hours 30 minutes closing time, Danma at 14:00 after the return of the glory of the last runner, the official closing ceremony was held, the dragon gate slowly merged.
As the host of this marathon, the citizens of Danzhou, at the starting point, beside the track, and at the end, cheered and cheered for the runners with the most enthusiasm, forming a beautiful scenery on the track.
The Danma route passes through the city center, citizen square, landmark buildings, etc., connecting the cultural history, natural scenery and urban fashion of Danzhou, showing the image of Danzhou city in panoramic style, creating a pleasant sports environment for the contestants.
Since its establishment in 2019, the Hainan Danzhou International Marathon has continuously pursued innovation and breakthroughs in the event. After being awarded the silver medal event of the China Athletics Association in 2015, it won the gold medal event awarded by the China Athletics Association in 2018, and the 10th Hainan Danzhou International Marathon was successfully held in 2018. it has not only promoted the integrated development of “sports + tourism”, but also become an important window for Danzhou to open to the outside world.