The 32nd Beijing Marathon had many challenges this year. The first was the changing date of the National Communist Party meetings, which moved the Marathon from its original date in mid October to November.
Tariku Jufar winning 2011 Chevron Houston, photo by PhotoRun.net
25 November 2012 - Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia and China's Jia Chaofeng were with winners of the Beijing Marathon on Sunday.
Jufar won the men's contest in 2:09:39 while Jia Chaofeng clocked 2:27:40 to claim top honours in the women's.
The 32nd edition of this IAAF Gold Label Road Race was staged in freezing conditions. The competition was held much later than the normal mid-October date and that really made life difficult for the runners. The weather forecast promised temperatures down to -3 degrees Celsius, and fortunately for the runners the mercury didn't dip that low. Temperature was around 2 degrees C during the competition with most of the runners equipped with hats and gloves at the start.To read the rest of the story: http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/jufar-and-jia-chaofeng-triumph-in-beijing
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