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First Vietnamese woman completes Boston Marathon

Vietnamese runner Nguyen Linh Chi completed the 2019 Boston Marathon on April 16.

Chi, who is the first Vietnamese woman ever to earn a place to compete in the prestigious event, reached to the finish line with a time of 3:09.31. Chi said that with this result, she has qualified for the next Boston Marathon in 2020.

First Vietnamese woman, Boston Marathon, Vietnamese runner, Nguyen Linh Chi, prestigious event

Vietnamese runner Nguyen Linh Chi competes in the Boston Marathon (right) and her finisher's medal (left).

The title on the women’s side went to Worknesh Degafa of Ethiopia with a time of 02:23.31. The runners-up were Edna Kiplagat of Kenya with a time of 02:24.13 and Jordan Hasay of the US with a time of 02:25.20.

Lawrence Cherono of Kenya triumphed in the men’s side after clocking a time of 2:07.57. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Kenneth Kipkemoi of Kenya finished second and third.

Chi qualified for the race by finishing in three hours and 23 minutes at the Clif Mountains 2 Beach Marathon 2018 in California, a result 12 minutes faster than the qualification cutoff for her 30-39 age group.

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Source: VNS/VNA

First Vietnamese woman, Boston Marathon, Vietnamese runner, Nguyen Linh Chi, prestigious event
 
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