Xi'an City Wall Marathon slated for October 24

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XI'AN, China, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 edition of the Xi'an City Wall Marathon, which was postponed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place in the capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province on October 24.

The event will feature a half-marathon, a 13.7km race and a 5km race. According to the organizer's press release, in order to protect the 650-year-old city wall, the 4,000 slots will be allocated through a lottery system.

For the potential runners who can't travel to Xi'an due to the pandemic, the organizing committee of the event has also arranged an online competition.

Having been China's ancient capital city for 13 dynasties or empires, Xi'an is rich in historic relics. The City Wall of Xi'an is an extension of the prior Tang dynasty structure. Its construction started in 1370 and was completed in 1378.

The rectangular construction is over four kilometers long from the east to west and about three kilometers long from the north to south. The total length is 13.7 kilometers.

The competition debuted in 1993. About 5,000 runners from 28 countries and regions took part in the 2019 edition. Enditem

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