On the 21st, the Samcheok Hwang Yeong-jo International Marathon, commemorating the 1992 Barcelona Olympic victory of Samcheok-born world-class marathoner ‘Montjuic Hero’ Hwang Yeong-jo, coach of the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, was held on the Samcheok-certified marathon course with 5,000 runners and their families from all over the country. The event was held with great success, attended by volunteers and others.

Prior to the start of the race at 9:00 a.m., performances by black belt taekwondo demonstration teams and magic shows were held. Member of the National Assembly Lee Cheol-gyu, Samcheok Mayor Park Sang-soo, Gangwon Ilbo President Park Jin-oh, Samcheok City Mayor Jung Jeong-soon, Samcheok Police Station Chief Lee Gil-woo, Samcheok City Sports Council President Kim Sang-ha, Samcheok City Athletics Association President Lee Man-seop, Samcheok Cultural Center President Choi Seon-do, and National Marathon Association President Jang Yeong-gi attended and encouraged the participants. . In addition to coach Hwang Yeong-jo, marathon stars such as 2001 Boston Marathon winner Lee Bong-ju, Samcheok City Hall athletics team coach Kim Wan-ki, and Korean marathon runner Kim I-yong, etc. attended the event.

In the full course match, the highlight of the tournament, Ham Chan-il (62, Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, 2 hours 54 minutes 19 seconds) and Lee Yun-mi (42, Seoul, 3 hours 24 minutes 52) took first place for men and women, respectively. They were the first to cover the internationally recognized full marathon course (42.195 km), starting from the Expo Plaza in Samcheok, passing through the Hanjae Tunnel, passing through Maengbang and Gungchon, and returning to the village of Chogok-ri, Geundeok-myeon, the hometown of Hwang Yeong-jo.

In the full course international section, in which 8 Kenyan players participated, Cyrus Muturi (GICHOVI SILAS MUTURI, 39), who has a personal record of 2 hours 7 minutes, took first place with a time of 2 hours 20 minutes 52 seconds. In addition to them, more than 150 foreign marathon runners from various nationalities, including Kenya, the United States, Canada, Germany, Russia, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia, participated, continuing the reputation of an international marathon event.토토사이트

Assemblyman Lee Chul-gyu said, “The Samcheok Hwang Yeong-jo International Marathon is the only marathon in which the three troika marathoners who led the Korean marathon renaissance in the 1990s with ties to Samcheok, such as Hwang Yeong-jo, Lee Bong-ju, and coach Kim Wan-gi, participate in one place.” The passion and sweat of the volunteers made the contest a success.”

Mayor Park Sang-soo and City Chairman Jung Jeong-soon said, “We look forward to making special memories by completing the clean Samcheok Coastal Road, which has a natural environment blessed by nature.” I will not,” he said.

President Park Jin-oh emphasized, “The passion of the participating athletes and volunteers is developing the Hwang Yeong-jo marathon,” and emphasized, “I will take the lead so that it can grow into an international marathon that adds authority and dignity.”

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