On Sunday morning 26,000 runners participated in the 15th Shanghai International Marathon, running either in the full marathon of 42.195km, a half-marathon, or a fun run. The event saw a 20% growth in participation this year, with 6,000 people registered for the full marathon and 8,500 for the half-marathon. Foreigner participation grew by 51% (to about 21% of total registrants), setting a record for foreign participation in a Chinese marathon. A Kenyan (Chinese press are just calling him “Willy”) took first prize in the full marathon with a time of 2:10:21. Chinese teenager Zhao Ran won the half-marathon with a time of 1:05:29.
Photos via Xinhua, ChinaNews, this blog, and Sina Weibo.