According to a report on August 31 by Xinhua News (LI Guodong, CAO Zhen), on August 31 at 10 P.M., the 2019 Wu La Gai International Wolf Horse Limit Race kicked off with passion at Wu La Gai Prairie in Inner Mongolia, known as “prairie across horizon”.
According to introduction, the theme of this Race was “Pure and Beautiful Wu La Gai and Wolf Horse Limit Race”. This Race attracted a total of 2,883 athletes and marathon enthusiasts from Chinese provinces and 9 countries including Ethiopia, Pakistan, Sudan, Mongolia and India.
2,883 runners and marathon enthusiasts broke out of the starting line. (Photo by CAO Zhen, Xinhua News)
The Race consisted in 6 km mini run, 21 km over limit experience race and 58 km over limit race. The starting and ending points of the over limit race route was Halagaitu Farming and Ranching Corp Town, and the race past through Wu La Gai Lake, Wu La Gai Twisting Beaches and other scenic areas. These athletes’ running pace, together with the “prairie across horizon” in Wu La Gai showcased the great beauty of the original prairie scenery one after another.
Men’s champion, Baobilige, crossing the finish line. (Photo by CAO Zhen, Xinhua News)
Finally, HU Shuai and CHEN Huijie from China won the men’s and women’s 6 km mini race respectively. Anderson Setault Sanoy from Kenya won the men’s experience race, and Amin from Ethiopia won the women’s experience race. Baobilige from China won the men’s over limit race with a timing of 3 hours, 38 minutes and 13 seconds, while Tesirendaoerji from Mongolia won the women’s over limit race with a timing of 4 hours, 33 minutes and 18 seconds.
Aerial View of Jiuqu Bay Shot in 500 Meters High by Wang Yu from Xinhua
LING Zhu, Director of Wu La Gai Administrative District Management Committee , said that the organization of the Race aimed at advocating national fitness, enriching the spiritual and cultural life of the masses, and encouraging the people to carry forward the pursuit of excellence and self-breakthrough. This Race, will give fresh impetus for the rapid development of Wu La Gai Administrative District , showcase the new image of Wu La Gai Administrative District, promote not only the development of regional tourism, but of this national fitness campaign.
Relying on its beautiful blue sky ecological environment , green ground, green mountain and clean water, Wu La Gai Administrative District has in recent years successively hosted the International Traditional Bow and Archery Competition, the National Olympic Archery Championship and Judo Championship for primary and secondary school students and other high profile sports events. The Race was hosted by the Athletics Management Center of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the Wu La Gai Administrative District Management Committee in Xilin Gol League, and undertaken by the Athletics Association of Inner Mongolia and Wu La Gai Cultural, Sports, Tourism, Radio, Film and Television Bureau.
Company: Xinhua Net Inner Mongolia Branch
Contact: Zhen Cao
This news is published on Reuters.