Da Nang International Marathon 2016 Begins
The Da Nang International Marathon 2016 took place at the Eastern Sea Park in Son Tra District on 6 August with the participation of more than 4,500 professional and amateur runners from 35 countries worldwide.


The IAAF-AIMS (International Association of Athletics Federations - Association of International Marathon and Distances Races) certified marathon course in Da Nang involved 4 races: a full marathon (42.195 km), a half marathon (21.0975 km run), a 10 km run, and a 5km Charity Run to collect donations from participants in support of the Da Nang Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin and people from disadvantaged background of the city. 


As a result, Masuda Kentaro from Japan took the first prizein the men’s marathon, whilst Tran Duy Quang from Viet Nam and Takashi Ishida from Japan came second and third respectively.


First prize went to Otsuka Kyoko from Japan, Louise Adderley from Australia was in second place, and Anneli Sodergards from Switzerland finished thirdin the women’s marathon.


Le Tan Lam and Dang Van Bao, both from Viet Nam, took the first and second prizes respectively, whilst Simon Smith from England came thirdin the men’s half-marathon.


The top 3 finishers in the women’s half-marathon were Ashley Lin from the USA, Rebecca Shore also from the USA, and Duong Thi Khanh from Viet Nam.


In the men’s 10 km race, Philip Sesemann from England came first, whilst Nguyen Duc Huu and Tran Huu Hoanh, both from Viet Nam, finished in second and third places respectively.


In the women’s 10 km race, the top 3 finishers were Mai Thi Loan, Nguyen Thi Hoai, both from Viet Nam, and Saiko Tomoko from Japan.


Cong Tam