About 1,500 people took part in the final round of the 41st annual Open Hanoi Moi Run Tournament on October 5 in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Hanoi’s Liberation Day (October 10).

The participants vary in age and included about 200 foreigners and 200 athletes hailing from provinces and cities nationwide.

The runners competed in events round Hoan Kiem Lake for amateur and professional racers.

Nguyen Nam Truong from Bac Tu Liem district topped the male high school students’ category while Vidineeva Veiana Alexandrovna, 13, finished first in the foreigners’ category.

Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc stated that the run is one of several major activities celebrating the 69th anniversary of National Day, the 60th anniversary of Hanoi Liberation Day (October 10) and the 15th anniversary of Hanoi’s recognition as a UNESCO City for Peace.

Since its launch on June 28, 2014, the tournament has drawn the participation of over 30,000 people to run in qualifying rounds, making it the biggest race so far.-VNA