China holds IAAF World Athletics Elite Platinum Label race in Xiamen

The beautiful coastal city of Xiamen in southeast China's Fujian Province held the 2021 World Athletics Elite Platinum Label race, the Xiamen Marathon, on Saturday. It is the country's second marathon and the 13th in the world awarded with this distinction. 

Some 12,000 people took part in the race. Chinese athletes Yang Dinghong and Jiao Anding won the men's and women's championships respectively.

There are over 20 marathons and half marathons being held in various places in China this weekend.

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