2023 Gongju Baekje Ramathon Successfully Held
Enjoy the fall weather with a starting temperature of 22.7 degrees
New course to prepare for the full course Popular runner Lee Jong-hyun won the full course for the second time
‘5km Health Run’ with 1000 families of preschoolers and elementary school students
Participants of the 2023 Gongju Baekje Marathon
Start at Gongju Civic Stadium in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, on Sunday. 카지노사이트 The Gongju Baekje
Marathon marks the start of the fall marathon season. More than 8,000 participants ran while enjoying the autumn
breeze of Gongju, as the heat was relieved by rain the day before.
The 2023 Gongju Baekje Marathon
Which marks the start of the ‘fall marathon’ season, was held on the 17th in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do. The day
before, it rained all over Gongju, but on the day of the race, it cleared up. At 9 a.m., when more than 8,000 runners
started from Gongju Civic Stadium, the temperature was 22.7 degrees and it was a perfect autumn day.
“I felt blessed today because there was wind and shade in the middle,” said Kim Jum-ok, 50, a participant in the
32.195-kilometer course. Kim completed the 32.195 kilometers in 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 57 seconds, becoming the
first female champion of the course. 온라인카지노 The Gongju Baekje Marathon created the 32.195-kilometer
division this year to allow runners who want to tackle the full 42.195-kilometer course in a flurry of fall marathons in
October and November to adjust their conditioning. More than 800 runners participated in the 32.195 kilometer course.
Park Yoon-soo (27-2:16:00)
Who won the men’s 32.195km race, said, “I ran the full course for the first time at the Seoul Marathon in March. In the
fall, I participated in the 32.195km because I wanted to achieve a ‘sub-3’ (finish the full course in under 3 hours). I
also train for LSD (Long Slow Distance – running slowly over 30 kilometers) in my club, but I think my time was better in the atmosphere of the race.”
Winner of the full course men’s race at the Gongju Baekje Marathon 2023, celebrates as he crosses the finish line.
In the full-course men’s race, Lee Jong-hyun, 31, the winner of the 2019 event, was the first to cross the finish line
with a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes and 10 seconds. “I’m getting married next month, and I ran hard to show my wife
that I won,” said Lee, who finished fifth in the Masters at this year’s Seoul Marathon. “I want to run the Gyeongju
Marathon (Oct. 21), but that’s my honeymoon period,” he laughed.
Kim Ha-na, winner of the women’s full course at the Gongju Baekje Marathon 2023, celebrates as she crosses the finish line.
Kim Ha-na, 37
Who finished fifth in the masters women’s race at this year’s Seoul Marathon, also crossed the finish line in 3 hours,
7 minutes and 8 seconds to take first place in the women’s full course at the event. Kim is aiming to finish on the
podium at both the Seoul, Gongju and Gyeongju Marathons this year. “I want to win the race in sub-3,” Kim said.
Participants who complete the Seoul, Gongju, and Gyeongju Marathons (excluding the 5km course) will receive a commemorative “Runner’s” medal.
More than 1,000 preschool and elementary school children ran with their families in the Healthy Run (5km)
category. Siblings Kim Chae-yul (10), a fourth grader, and Kim Chae-yoon (8), a second grader, said they were
“really tired” but couldn’t take their eyes off the commemorative medals around their necks. Their mother, Ms. Kang
Jin-hyung, 37, said, “I think they have learned to never give up. Even today, they were more excited about finishing the race than the snacks they received.”
Ji Sang-jin, 32
Who is blind, completed a 10-kilometer run with his high school classmate Bang Hyun-tae, 32, tethered to him. Mr.
Ji, whose vision began to deteriorate in 2019 due to macular degeneration, said, “It was not easy for me to
experience running outside after my eyes got worse, but thanks to my friend, I was able to run in the fresh air for the
first time.” Mr. Bang, who had never run a marathon or been a guided runner before, said, “My friend was a better
runner, so I didn’t guide him, but rather he ran at my pace.”
Gongju Mayor Choi Won-cheol
Gongju City Council Chairman Yoon Koo-byung, Gongju Police Chief Park Jong-min, and Dong-A Ilbo editor-in-
chief Chun Kwang-am encouraged the participants at the event. Mayor Choi and Chairman Yoon participated in
the 5-kilometer course themselves. Gongju University President Lim Kyung-ho also ran the 10-kilometer course. 카지노사이트존