Source: Xinhua Net Reporter: Guo Yaru
On the 20th, 2018 the First Pass of the Great Wall Under Heaven Cross-country Marathon Open was held in Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. About 4,000 players from all over the country participated.
There are two units in this event: the men's and women's half marathon and the 5km mini marathon. Among them, the men's and women's half marathon, which pass through the historical sites such as Shanhaiguan Ancient City and Old Dragon's Head Great Wall, attracted more than 1,000 players.
In the end, Heilongjiang player Wang Zixuan won the men's half marathon championship in 1 hour, 14 minutes and 47 seconds. Yunnan player Liu Chan and Jilin player Kong Xianglong won the second and the third with 1 hour 15 minutes 12 seconds and 1 hour 15 minutes 45 seconds respectively. The women's half marathon champion was won by Jilin player Wei Ya'nan in 1 hour, 28 minutes and 55 seconds. Hebei player Cao Fengying and Shaanxi player Feng Chaojie ranked second and third respectively with 1 hour 29 minutes 55 seconds and 1 hour 30 minutes 55 seconds.
2018 the First Pass of the Great Wall Under Heaven Cross-country Marathon Open is hosted by the Hebei Provincial Bureau of Sports and the People's Government of Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao City. With the theme of “Feelings of Mountain and Sea, Resort of Sport”, it is planned to be held once a year to build a high quality marathon competition brand with human characteristics based on the First Pass of the Great Wall Under Heaven.