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Bongju Lee stood atop

At the 66th Game, Bongju Lee became the focus of attention. He won the race with a record of 2 hours 10 minutes and 58 seconds. He gained confidence by defeating top foreign runners and he amazed the Koreans winning the silver medal at the Atlanta Olympics the next year.

 

 

 

 

Martin Piz set the world record for the season

Martin Piz from Spain set the world record for the season at the 67th Dong-A Marathon Game. Bongju Lee lost the first place by 1 second. Youngjo Hwang was place a mere 29th due to injury and bad conditions. He left the field in the long run after the game.

Abet Anton, the first winner, despite bad weather

At the 68th Dong-A Marathon, winners from the first to the 6th prize were all foreign runners. In the women's part, Sunhee Bang became the first winner with a record of 2 hours 43 minutes and 40 seconds.

About 7,000 people ran together opening a new era for the Korean Marathon

Due to the IMF crisis, the organizers had no choice but to size down the Game to the domestic event. Only domestic runners participated in the Game and Yi-yong Kim won the first prize.

More than 10,000 runners - Jaeyoung Hyeong won the first victory

It was the first time in the Korean history that over 10,000 (total: 11,303- full course: 1,413, half course: 1, 576, 10km: 3,314, 5km: 5,000) peoples took part in masters division in the 70th Dong-A marathon. In consideration of participant's safety, the starting line as well as finishing line was changed Kyung-ju public stadium into the field of 98' international culture EXPO. Jaeyoung Hyeong won the first prize with 2 hours 11minutes and 34seconds.

At the 65th Game, a host of top-class marathoners were invited form 12 nations. Manuel Matias fro Portugal won the first prize with a record of 2 hours 8 minutes and 33 seconds and Wanki Kim set a new Korea record of 2 hours 8 minutes and 32 seconds.


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