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Sporting events stimulate local

Sporting events stimulate local tourism

BT- Unlike other competitive sports competitions, the Muine Dunes Marathon brings a different message. It represents health, joy, and experiences.

Wishing to experience

The Muine Dunes Marathon has just ended with the participation of over 400 male and female athletes from many provinces and cities nationwide and a number of foreigners living and working in Vietnam. The award was organized by Victoria Resort Phan Thiet in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and sponsored by Thien Minh Group. The tournament consisted of 3 competition distances of 5km, 10km, and 21km for men and women with the road running. Nguyen Thong and Vo Nguyen Giap (706B) from Victoria Resort to Mui Ne Sand Dunes. Immediately after the exciting warm up in front of the Victoria Resort campus, the athletes started for all 3 distances.

The Muine Dunes Marathon has just ended with the participation of over 400 male and female athletes from provinces and cities nationwide and a number of foreigners living and working in Vietnam. (illustration)

The weather of Phan Thiet is cool, but on the race, the organizers have arranged some points supplying water bottles, creating excitement for athletes to accelerate right after starting. After more than 20 minutes, athlete Nguyen Dinh Minh (number wearing 137) finished 5km with the cheers of locals and tourists; Nguyen Tri (124) and Hoang Huy Phuong (241) were placed second and third positions. Also at this distance, about 9 minutes later, Truong Thi Bich Lieu (062) was a female athlete who finished first, followed by Nguyen Thi Dieu Hien (075) and Nguyen Phan Tra Linh (071). At a distance of 10km, the excellent athlete Do Huu Tam (335) won; Do Duy Thang (334) and Do Van Tinh (332) finished second and third. These are also familiar names of the Sand Dune movement. Female athlete Tran Le Pho (268) won the first prize; the runner-up was Maria Ershova (281, Russia)  and the third prize was Phung Thi Ngoc Tien (271). In the quick interview at the finish line,  two 10km champions shared the joy of participating in the Marathon competition with the track running along the blue sea and warm wind. At the destination 21km at the foot of the famous Flying Sand Dune, in the cheers of many tourists and fans, athlete Minh Duc (486) got first place with a time of 1:22'22 "; second place was Florian Deichmann (483, Germany); Nguyen Truong Giang (473) came in third. For the female section, Vu Thi Lan Huong (409) came first; second and third were Pham Nguyen To Phuong and Nga Vo. The athlete Shabir Ali (India), said: "I came to the tournament because I wanted to experience, for the noble purpose of this tournament. When I came here, I was really excited not only by the scenery but also the race. It’s outstanding. It's wonderful here, this will be a memorable memory for us.

Sports stimulate tourism

At the closing ceremony, Mr. Tran Trong Kien - Chairman of Thien Minh Group (TMG - sponsor unit), affirmed: The success of the tournament, apart from the efforts of the Organizing Committee, also has coordination and strong support of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, departments and localities. It can be said that this is the Marathon with the best running race compared to other runs that the unit has ever organized. Moreover, this is an opportunity to organize the next tournaments that are sure to have more athletes participating. Coming to Mui Ne not only for fun and health while playing sports but also an opportunity to enjoy the poetic, beautiful, and peaceful nature, landscapes, and people of the coastal city of Phan Thiet.

However, with this beginning, it is hoped that sports activities will contribute to stimulating demand for Phan Thiet tourism to return to its golden age. Mr. Huynh Ngoc Tam - Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said: “Successfully organizing the Muine Dunes Marathon in particular and sporting events in general is a very good opportunity to introduce and advertise. promote the image of Mui Ne - Binh Thuan destination, thereby attracting many tourists to visit and experience sports activities and relaxation ”. Mr. Tam added: From now to the end of 2021 there will be many other sports tournaments. There will be held a Marathon Stop and Run in March, and the Stop and Bike race will be in April. The beach 4x4 volleyball tournament national, national beach bodybuilding and many other events until the end of 2021. We hope these are sports tournaments that will attract domestic and foreign tourists to attend, thereby having the opportunity to promote the image for Binh Thuan tourism.

Translated by Uyen Linh (Source: Binh Thuan Newspaper)

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