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China: Beijing Marathon back after two-year COVID hiatus03:11

China: Beijing Marathon back after two-year COVID hiatus

China, Beijing
noviembre 6, 2022 at 12:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of marathoners attended the 2022 Beijing Marathon near Tiananmen Square on Sunday after two years of hiatus caused by COVID restrictions in China.

As many as 20,000 people began to run from Tiananmen Square and crossed the finish line at Olympic Park after completing the 42.195-kilometre route. This year, only people in Beijing were allowed to join the race.

"I don't think there's anything to worry about about the epidemic. The country has done a good job in the prevention and control of the epidemic, and it should return to normal sooner or later," said a participant before the start of the marathon.

Footage features marathoners preparing for the marathon, wearing colourful wigs and stickers on their faces and using Qianmen subway station to get to the start point.

Although many competitions and sports events were suspended in the past three years due to COVID restrictions, China has recently set a new record for the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases since May.

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Thousands of marathoners attended the 2022 Beijing Marathon near Tiananmen Square on Sunday after two years of hiatus caused by COVID restrictions in China.

As many as 20,000 people began to run from Tiananmen Square and crossed the finish line at Olympic Park after completing the 42.195-kilometre route. This year, only people in Beijing were allowed to join the race.

"I don't think there's anything to worry about about the epidemic. The country has done a good job in the prevention and control of the epidemic, and it should return to normal sooner or later," said a participant before the start of the marathon.

Footage features marathoners preparing for the marathon, wearing colourful wigs and stickers on their faces and using Qianmen subway station to get to the start point.

Although many competitions and sports events were suspended in the past three years due to COVID restrictions, China has recently set a new record for the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases since May.