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Two more Vietnamese qualify for Boston Marathon

Le Quang Hoa and Pham Thi Hong Le have qualified for the 2020 Boston Marathon following their wins in the 2019 VnExpress Marathon.

On Wednesday they received confirmation from the Boston Athletic Association.

Hoa, who is from Da Nang, won the VnExpress Marathon men's race in a time of 2:41.57 in the central beach town of Quy Nhon in June, while Hanoian Le won the women’s race in 2:52.41.

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Le Quang Hoa (L) and Pham Thi Hong Le finish at the VnExpress Marathon 2019 in Quy Nhon, central Vietnam, June 9, 2019.

The VnExpress Marathon is one of four events in Vietnam to be recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) along with the Long Bien Marathon, Techcombank Marathon and Danang International Marathon.

Last week Hanoi's doctor Dinh Huynh Linh and Nguyen Tien Hung, a military factory worker in the northern province of Phu Tho, received confirmation they had qualified for the Boston Marathon. Linh won the 2019 Seoul Marathon last March in 2:56.18 while Hung won the 2018 Long Bien Marathon in Vietnam in a time of 2:43.06.

According to the Boston Athletics Association, runners must achieve times corresponding to their age and gender in an outdoor marathon accredited by IAAF-AIMS to qualify for the race.

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Source: VnExpress

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