Vietnam will take part in five major international track-and-field competitions this year.

The first is the 14th Asian Marathon Championships on February 24 in Hong Kong, while the second is the Asian Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan, on March 10.

The third is the Asian Grand Prix which includes three stages in Bangkok , Thailand on April 30, in Colombo , Sri Lanka on May 4, and in Chennai, India on May 8.

Following this, the next event is the 20th Asian Athletics Championships on July 4-7, also in Chennai.

And the most important one is the 27th Southeast Asian Games in two weeks in December in Myanmar. /.VNA