Home runners Ma Lijun and Zhu Xiaolin have claimed the men's and women's titles at the Dalian International Marathon.
Liaoning's Zhu Xiaolin and teammate Su Qian secured a 1-2 finish for China, clocking 2:45:57 and 2:46:18 respectively. Japan's world championship bronze medallist Chiba Masako came third at 2:46:55.
In the men's race, Ma Lijun from Heibei province covered the distance in 2 hours 21 minutes and 7 seconds to sieze victory, followed by Lu Hanxiong and Ren Longyu respectively.
More than 10,000 athletes from 30 countries and regions participated in Dalian's annual race.
(CRI June 19, 2006)