The 2013 Beijing International Long-distance Running Festival was held at 9:00 on April 14 (Sunday). The starting point was established inside the Tiananmen Square while its terminal point established inside the Xiannongtan Stadium. On that very occasion, 20,000 amateur long-distance runners including foreigners and disabled people partook in the 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer race. The running was lead by Ye Shiwen who won gold medals in the 400 metres and 200 metres individual medley in the 2012 London Olympics and renewed the world record in the 400m event and the Olympic record in the 200m event.
The route for 10-kilometer race started out from the north side of the Monument to the People’s Heroes at the Tiananmen Square and arrived at the west side following the route such as from the Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Street, Meishi Street, Zhushikou Street, Tiantan Road, Tiantan East Road, Yongdingmen East Street, Yongdingmen West Street to the south gate of Xiannongtan Stadium.The route for 5-kilometer race started out from the north side of the Monument to the People’s Heroes at the Tiananmen Square, went westwards to arrive at directly the road at the west side of the said Square, and ultimately arrived at the race destination following the route such as from the road at the west side of the said Square, Qianmen Street, Meishi Street, Tianqiao South Street, Yongdingmennei Street to the east gate of Xiannongtan Stadium.
Beijing Traffic Management Bureau(BTMB) paid special attention to the general public that the Festival was mainly concentrated in the south city proper. During the race, the vehicles and pedestrians passing through each race intersection should obey the command of the traffic police and race officials. The public trolleybuses and vehicles running along the race route should choose the right side of road without affecting the race of athletes. The traveling citizens should avoid the passage through the road sections under traffic controls by acquiring timely and real-time traffic conditions from traffic announcement and our outdoor electronic display screens.
The predecessor of the Beijing International Long-distance Running Festival is Beijing Spring City Running which had been 45 years. Since 2011, Beijing International Long-distance Running Festival became an international game by IAAF.
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