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A romantic proposal during Xiamen marathon

People's Daily Online)  16:34, January 06, 2013

More than 73,000 participants have come from far and wide to race in the 11th Xiamen International Marathon on Saturday morning. (Chinanews/ Sheng Jiapeng)

Edited and translated by Gao Yinan, People's Daily Online

More than 73,000 fitness enthusiasts awoke at the crack of dawn on a chilly Saturday morning to take part in the 11th Xiamen International Marathon, which consists of six marathon matches including half marathon, 10 kilometers or 5 kilometers distances, etc.

Entering its second decade, the marathon is not just for the runners, but also an event made for local families. Gatachew Terfa Negari from Ethiopia finished the entire journey in a time of 2:07:32 and broke the record.

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