Some 9,652 runners from home and abroad are ready for the 2018 Quzhou Marathon held on Dec 9. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Chinese runner Kong Jie won the women's full marathon at the 2018 Quzhou Marathon held on Dec 9 in Quzhou, Zhejiang province.
A total of 9,652 runners from home and abroad braved the drizzle and cool air to compete in the Quzhou marathon.
The runners were spread across three separate races, including the 42.2 km full marathon, the 21.1 km half-marathon, and the 3.5 km mini marathon.
After a fiercely competitive race, Kong Jie claimed first place with a time of 2 hours 46 minutes and 23 seconds, 15 minutes ahead of the second place finisher and Koecoh Joshua Kiptoo from Kenya won the men's full marathon with a time of 2 hours 25 minutes and 50 seconds.
The race is well-known for its scenic views and runners passed by the city's many popular scenic spots, including the Urban Exhibition Hall, Qujiang Bridge, Wenchang Tower and Shuiting Gate.
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