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Chris Solarz from the US and Jennifer Pasiciel from Canada won the men's and women's 42km competition at the first Laguna Lang Co Marathon races on October 25.

Solarz had a time of 3.17.46 minutes to win the men's trophy, while Richard Leech from South Africa came in second, at 3.26.44min, ahead of Quach Ky of Vietnam, who came in third at 3.28.30min.

In the women's 42km race, Pasiciel finished first at 4.19.04min, beating Nicola Fuller and Vietnamese Huyen Tran.

The race snaked its ways through the resort, hotels and world-class golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo.

In the half marathon, Vietnamese Le Tan Lam and Vo Thi Hai Yen won the men's and women's titles.

Yen, 39, from Ho Chi Minh City, who joined the race with her husband and two sons, also came in second in the women's 10km race on the day earlier.

Also, Nguyen Hoai Phong and Huynh Thi Diem of Vietnam finished first in the men's and women's 10km race, respectively.

The organising committee also hosted a 5km race to raise funds for a clean water project for 760 students at Loc Tien Primary School in Phu Loc district, and 10km, 5km and 2km races for children.

The race drew over 400 athletes from the US, the UK, the Philippines, Japan, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Malaysia, Taiwan (China) and Vietnam.-VNA