Vietnam Mountain Marathon Awarding Ceremony From My Phone

We were in the 10KM category because 21KM slots sold out fast (Owkei, that was a lame excuse!). Anyhow, the 10K was held the day after the longer distances were done, which was also the awarding ceremony of the top runners. I stayed just so I could fan girl for a Filipino athlete in podium, Manolito Divina. He came in as the 2nd fastest runner of the 100KM male category! (More about Manolito Divina here >>.)

I think this was the first time that I witnessed an awarding ceremony where there were different countries being awarded. It was just cool to see each country cheering for their champions. Of course, the Vietnamese got the loudest cheer.

It was a first time that the champion of 10K male category is not a local Vietnamese. It was won by a Singaporean.

Top Runners of 10K Female Category

Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2017 10K Male Category Winners

There were a lot of Australians, then a mix of different European countries getting to stand in podium. Yes, AFAM! @.@

21K VMM Male Winners

Vietnam Mountain Marathon 21K Female Winners

The South Koreans lorded the 42KM category, and they cheered like KPop concert audience. Kidding! =)

Vietnam Mountain Marathon 42K Male & Female Champions

The female champion of 70K was actually the very first runner, ahead of the male winners, to arrive at the finish line!

70K VMM Female Winners

70K VMM Male Winners

100K Female Winners of Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2017

100K Male Winners of Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2017

Sorry, my reporting is bad. I just really want to share my selfie with Manolito Divina.

And, also shoutout to the whole crew of Vietnam Mountain Marathon for manning 5 race categories with over 2500 participants.

Check Vietnam Mountain Marathon facebook page for more details >>.

For my “official” race story, please watch out for it in my next blogpost. =)

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Rose Buenconsejo. Fun run, trail, yarn, coffee crawler.


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