The first international mountain marathon in Vietnam took place in Sa Pa, the northern province of Lao Cai, on October 5.

The event was sponsored by the Danish Embassy in collaboration with the Topas Ecolodge company and Danish Novo Nordisk firm.

Over 170 runners from 28 countries and regions attended the marathon, including 20 Vietnamese athletes.
Runners could choose to tackle a half-marathon (21 km), full marathon (42 km) or ultra-marathon (70 km) through local communes boasting stunning panoramas.

The closing ceremony and an awards presentation will take place on October 6./.