Hoang Le Quyen thought running wasn’t for her, but things changed after she saw what it could do for her. Hoang Le Quyen participate in the Mu Cang Chai Half Marathon last year. Photo courtesy of Hoang Le Quyen "I can't believe that I am involving running which has in some ways changed my life," said Quyen. The journalist was inspired by her older sister who is part of amateur running groups in Hanoi. "When she showed me a medal from the 42km category from a marathon in 2018, I shouted out 'you are crazy!' "I was very surprised as standing in front of me was a new person who was very afraid of track-and-field as a girl. She nearly fainted during a contest at school. But she could not only run well but also finished a marathon." Admiring her sister's determination and spirit, Quyen decided to run because if “she could do, then I could too”. "In the first days, I was exhausted after only 300m around my building. Gradually I learned and adjusted my steps, posture and pace to run longer and better. After a short time, I could run up to 7km and increase distance days after days,"… Read full this story
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