Runners take part in the Qingdao West Coast half marathon in China's eastern Shandong province on April 18. Photo: AFP Runners take part in the Qingdao West Coast half marathon in China's eastern Shandong province on April 18. Photo: AFP
Runners take part in the Qingdao West Coast half marathon in China's eastern Shandong province on April 18. Photo: AFP

Chinese marathon selection race called off in the wake of Gansu ultramarathon tragedy

  • The General Administration of Sport of China gives no reason for the cancellation but the move comes after last month’s ultramarathon disaster that claimed the lives of 21 runners
  • The trial is meant to allocate spots for September’s National Games in Shaanxi in September

Topic |   National Games of China 2017
Runners take part in the Qingdao West Coast half marathon in China's eastern Shandong province on April 18. Photo: AFP Runners take part in the Qingdao West Coast half marathon in China's eastern Shandong province on April 18. Photo: AFP
Runners take part in the Qingdao West Coast half marathon in China's eastern Shandong province on April 18. Photo: AFP
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