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Xiamen Marathon apologizes for delayed payment of prize money

  According to the Xiamen Sports Bureau, the first group of 39 amateur runners from the 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon have received their prize money. And the committee said that they will continue to make efforts to contact the rest of the prize winners and give them the prize money they deserve. "There were a total of 48 prize winners and 39 of them have now received their prize money. At the moment, we still can’t get a hold of 5 athletes and 2 others have given up their awards. We will pay the remaining 2 their money as soon as possible,” Mr. Liu, a staff member of the

2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon: 3 competitors found cheating

      Number 14015 apparently cheated in the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon on 2nd January         Three competitors were stripped of their rankings and disqualified from competing in future events for 2 years after they were found cheating in the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon held on January 2nd, said the organizing committee. Number 14015, who finished 2nd in the amateur runner group, was found to have involved 3 different runners during the race. Photos show number 14015 appeared differently

3 marathon runners found to be cheating in 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon

      Number 14015 apparently cheated in the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon on 2nd January         Three competitors were stripped of their rankings and disqualified from competing in future events for 2 years after they were found cheating in the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon held on January 2nd, said the organizing committee. Number 14015, who finished 2nd in the amateur runner group, was found to have involved 3 different runners during the race. Photos show number 14015 appeared differently

Kenya's Kipchumba, Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba win 2014 Xiamen Marathon

  Kenya's Mariko Kiplagat Kipchumba won the men’s title of the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon in 2 hours 8 minutes 3 seconds on January 2, 2014   XIAMEN, Fujian, China - Kenya's Mariko Kiplagat Kipchumba clocked 2 hours 8 minutes 3 seconds to win the men’s title of the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon here on Thursday. Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba, 24, clinched the women’s title with 2 hours 21 minutes 37 seconds and broke the record of Xiamen International Marathon.     Mare Dibaba , a 24-year-old Ethiopian

Schools to suspend classes on Jan 2nd for 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon

Xiamen International Marathon (File photo)   A record 77,080 runners from 45 countries and regions will participate in the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon, which will kick off at 8:00 a.m. at the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center next Thursday (January 2nd, 2014). As the event day will be a workday, the municipal education department has agreed that all the schools on Xiamen Island will have a day off to reduce traffic on the roads, said the organizing committee. Apart from domestic marathon runners, 29 top overseas runners (21 male, 8

77,080 runners to compete in 2014 Xiamen International Marathon

Xiamen International Marathon (File photo)    According to the Xiamen International Marathon organizing committee, a total of 77,080 runners from 45 countries and regions have signed up for the 2014 Xiamen International marathon, which will be held on January 2nd, 2014. The number of runners this year is 4,000 more than last year. 60% of the runners are from Xiamen, while 904 are from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as well as 276 runners from foreign countries. The rest are from other cities in mainland China. The event will include a Marathon (42.195 km),

2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon to see record 77,080 runners

Xiamen International Marathon (File photo)    According to the Xiamen International Marathon organizing committee, a total of 77,080 runners from 45 countries and regions have signed up for the 2014 Xiamen International marathon, which will be held on January 2nd, 2014. The number of runners this year is 4,000 more than last year. 60% of the runners are from Xiamen, while 904 are from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as well as 276 runners from foreign countries. The rest are from other cities in mainland China. The event will include a Marathon (42.195 km),

Taipei Marathon's top 5 to be invited to run in 2014 Xiamen Marathon

   The organizing committee said they will set up a special fund to invite the top 5 finishers of the 2013 Taipei Marathon, which is scheduled to kick off on 15th December, 2013, to run the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon to promote further sports exchanges between the two cities. So far, more than 46,500 runners from 48 countries and regions have signed up for the 2013 Taipei Marathon, which will include a 9 km race, a half marathon, a full marathon, a children’s mini marathon and a Fun Run 3 km race. The sports gala is expected to attract more than 120,000 people on

Top 5 finishers of Taipei Marathon to compete in Xiamen Marathon

   The organizing committee said they will set up a special fund to invite the top 5 finishers of the 2013 Taipei Marathon, which is scheduled to kick off on 15th December, 2013, to run the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon to promote further sports exchanges between the two cities. So far, more than 46,500 runners from 48 countries and regions have signed up for the 2013 Taipei Marathon, which will include a 9 km race, a half marathon, a full marathon, a children’s mini marathon and a Fun Run 3 km race. The sports gala is expected to attract more than 120,000 people on

2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon to set up prizes for amateur runners

  According to the Xiamen International Marathon organizing committee, prizes will be introduced for amateur runners for the first time at the 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon to raise the level of competition and encourage amateur runners to participate in the event. Amateur runners will be divided into two groups by their ages, with runners aged between 20 and 40 in one group and runners aged above 40 in the other group. The top 12 in each group will win prize money ranging from 500 Yuan to 3,000 Yuan according to their positions and times. The organizing committee will invite

Prizes to be introduced for amateur runners at 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon

  According to the Xiamen International Marathon organizing committee, prizes will be introduced for amateur runners for the first time at the 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon to raise the level of competition and encourage amateur runners to participate in the event. Amateur runners will be divided into two groups by their ages, with runners aged between 20 and 40 in one group and runners aged above 40 in the other group. The top 12 in each group will win prize money ranging from 500 Yuan to 3,000 Yuan according to their positions and times. The organizing committee will invite

Over 6K sign up for 2014 Xiamen Marathon on 1st day of on-site registration

On-site registration for 2014 Xiamen International Marathon started on 15th November, 2013, and will run until 15th December.   On-site registration for the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon started in the basketball and volleyball gym at Xiamen Sports Center on 15th November and will run until 15th December. According to the organizing committee, the number of runners who registered for the 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon, including individual runners and group participants from Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, Fuzhou and other cities, hit 6,000 on the first day of

On-site registration for 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon opens today

   On-site registration for the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon opens in the basketball and volleyball gym at Xiamen Sports Center today, 15th November, 2013, and will run until 15th December, said the organizing committee. Individual runners can register for the event there during the following working hours: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday and 9:00-11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, while the working hours for group participant sign-ups are 9:00-11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. ID cards and passports are required to be shown at the site when signing up. The

On-site registration for 2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon starts Friday

   On-site registration for the 2014 Xiamen International Marathon opens in the basketball and volleyball gym at Xiamen Sports Center today, 15th November, 2013, and will run until 15th December, said the organizing committee. Individual runners can register for the event there during the following working hours: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday and 9:00-11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, while the working hours for group participant sign-ups are 9:00-11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. ID cards and passports are required to be shown at the site when signing up. The

2014 Xiamen Int'l Marathon to allow participation of blind runners

    The 2014 Xiamen International Marathon, which is scheduled for 2nd January 2014, will include a blind & visually impaired division for blind runners for the very first time, the organizing committee said on Wednesday. Blind runners can sign up for the race on the Internet and participate in the race with the help of a running guide, said the committee. “Allowing blind people to compete in the race is a great progress. It not only provides them with a platform to show their abilities, but also extends the inclusiveness of the marathon,” said Fu Xiaochun,
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