The Organizing Committee of the 16th Asian Marathon Championships

2017/11/22 16:36


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【東莞(中国)2017年11月22日新華社=共同通信JBN】「Beautiful Dongguan, Thrilling Marathon」(美しい東莞、スリリングなマラソン)のテーマのもと、第16回アジアマラソン選手権大会と東莞国際マラソン2017( 16th Asian Marathon Championships & Dongguan International Marathon 2017)が11月26日、中国の東莞で開催される。このイベントには日本、韓国、北朝鮮、インドなど22のアジアの国、地域から49人のプロアスリートを含め、3万人のランナーが集まる。

アジア唯一の大陸間競技として、今年のアジアマラソン選手権大会は東莞国際マラソンと併せて開催の予定だ。競技はフルマラソン、ハーフマラソン、ミニマラソン、カーニバル・ファンランの4種で構成され、プロやアマチュアの競技者を受け入れて楽しさと情熱を広げる。過去3年、東莞はそのソフトパワーを強化しながら、組織委員会はトラックまわりのより良い環境も整えてきた。この動きはインテリジェント製造とエコロジーバランスで名高い国際都市としての東莞の魅力を示すものだ。中国・国家体育総局Athletics Administrative Centerの競技部門副ディレクター、フー・ウェイボ氏は「このトラックは、国際陸上競技連盟とアジア陸上競技連盟から公式に使用を認可されている。これはエコロジー開発と都市管理を推進する東莞の能力を示すものである」と述べた。



ソース:The Organizing Committee of the 16th Asian Marathon Championships

Asian Marathon Championships demonstrating a confident city: Dongguan


DONGGUAN, China, Nov. 22, 2017 /Xinhua=KYODO JBN/--

On November 26, the 16th Asian Marathon Championships & Dongguan International

Marathon 2017 under the theme "Beautiful Dongguan, Thrilling Marathon" will

kick off in Dongguan, China. The coming feast draws nearly 30,000 runners,

including 49 professional athletes from 22 Asian countries and regions such as

Japan, Republic of Korea, DPRK and India.

As Asia's only intercontinental competition, the Asian Marathon Championships

for this year will be held along with the Dongguan International Marathon. The

competition consists of 4 events, namely the full marathon, half-marathon,

mini-marathon and Carnival Fun Run, open to professional or amateur

contestants, spreading joy and passion. While the city has been enhancing its

soft power over the past three years, the organizing committee has also shaped

a better environment along the tracks. The move is designed to showcase the

charm of Dongguan as an international city famed for intelligent manufacturing

and ecological balance. "The tracks were officially approved for use by the

International Association of Athletics Federations and the Asian Athletics

Association. This also shows Dongguan's abilities to press ahead with

ecological development and city management," said Fu Weibo, deputy director of

competition department of Athletics Administrative Center, General

Administration of Sport of China.

Dongguan is traditionally well-known as "City of Sports", specifically a

homeland of swimming, weight-lifting and dragon boat. With its highly

professional strength, the city has fostered an enabling atmosphere for the

public to get exercise over years and saw various international sporting

events, including FIBA Basketball World Cup, World Cup of Golf and BWF Sudirman

Cup. While putting its economy on a fast track, Dongguan has long focused on

ecological construction and environmental protection, said Yang Xiaotang,

publicity chief of the CPC Dongguan Municipal Committee. Holding marathon

championships and other large-scale sport events, he added, will take its

sport-for-all program to a higher level. On top of that, it will help citizens

appreciate the city's natural landscapes, cultural heritage and achievements in

development when they engage in sports in a scientific way. This is how

Dongguan emerges as a magnet of global talents.

By hosting the 16th Asian Marathon Championships, Dongguan will boost its

sporting and cultural programs as a more confident and vibrant city. This will

attract more attention from all communities on running races and excite further

interest in exercise and health. It's self-evident that the running public will

make the city stand confident while promoting fitness and vitality that

Dongguan has always enjoyed.

SOURCE: The Organizing Committee of the 16th Asian Marathon Championships