Runners sweat themselves during Campus Marathon
|Johnny Chen (陳智湧), a participant from Taoyuan and a career marathon runner, wins the championship. Photo: Lee I-ju (李易儒).|
|Everyboday run together. Photo: Lee I-ju (李易儒).|
|Library to riverside road. Photo: Hsu En-jia (許恩嘉).|
|Keep running! Photo: Hsu En-jia (許恩嘉).|
|Friends from other countries also join the competition together. Photo: Hsu En-jia (許恩嘉).|
|Some runners are too tired to run by themselves. Photo: Hsu En-jia (許恩嘉).|
|The route of riverside is easier. Photo: Lee I-ju (李易儒).|
|Runners can browse through the sceneray whiling rinning. Photo: Diane Dai(戴怡如).|
By Christine Chou (周家慈) and Lin Chun-ming (林君明)
Staff Writer and Campus Reporter
More than 1,800 runners participated in the annual Campus Marathon on Dec.4.
Runners had their choices of 10km run or 4.6km run, while the path of the match-up will take them through National Chengchi University’s (NCCU) mountainous areas and the riverside trails.
President Edward Chow (周行一) encouraged participants to learn more about the campus via the game, in terms of the natural environment and the scenery they will see during the run.
Johnny Chen (陳智湧), a participant from Taoyuan and a career marathon runner, won the title of the 10km-race in 36’28” after he took off.
“I have practiced running for nine years and I am so glad that I have done a good job here,” Chen said.
Psychology junior Nick Kuo (郭宸瑋), who is also a member of the NCCU Track and Field Club, was the first runner to finish the 4.6km race last year and he defended his title this year. He said he was familiar with the route because he carried out his regular practices via the same path.
In addition to NCCU personnel, the event also became a highlight for lots of foreign faces on the campus. Damiano Tietto, an Italian who has lived in Taiwan for three years, earned himself a silver medal of the 10km-race with 38’11”.
“I live near the campus and I often practice running at NCCU. I am so glad that I can join a race whose path is exactly where I used to practice,” Tietto said.