International marathon to be held in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City: The Da Nang International Marathon will take place on August 6 in Vietnam's central Da Nang city, its organiser announced on Tuesday. The event will have four distance -- Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km and five km -- charity runs for everybody who loves running, said the Da Nang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Da Nang International Marathon is the first professional Marathon in Vietnam certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (IAAF-AIMS). Da Nang's coastline stretches 30 kilometres, renowned for pristine beautiful beaches with white sand, crystal-clear water and also popular for fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting. It is considered to be the most worth-living city in Vietnam.