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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / SocietyHot IssuesGovernmentSocietyInnovationEducationCover StoryPeoplePhotos42-year-old Chinese woman runs six marathons in a yearBy Yao Yao (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2016-08-10 16:02Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallA 42-year-old Chinese woman has ran six marathons across the world in less than a year, becoming the first woman to complete them in Southwest Chinas Sichuan province and the third in whole of China.The six marathons, collectively referred as World Marathon Majors, are held in Berlin, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Boston and London.Ding Yan takes part in the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016. [Photo/chinanews.com]Ding Yan, 42, received her first Six Star Finisher Medal in Jeju, Republic of Korea, on May 29, 2016, after finishing her London Marathon on April 24, 2016. Before the London Marathon, Ding finished the other five subsequently since Sep 27, 2015.”I took up running and marathon for the sake of my son,” Ding Yan told West China Metropolis Daily.The woman and her husband used to spend so much time on work that they hardly had any time for their son, who was taken care of by his grandmother.With Ding and her husbands work going well in 2012, Ding began to spend more time with her son. Then she joined a cycling team with him in the summer of 2012 to strengthen the boys physical and mental health as well as strengthen the bond between her and her son.After she took up cycling, she was not disappointed. “After cycling, my son had a stronger body and became more confident while interacting with strangers,” Ding said to West China Metropolis Daily.But the activity, during which she cycled more than 900 km in total, did not just change her son, but also her. She developed a better figure and started looking younger.After another 21-day cycling event with her husband and their son in Britain in the summer of 2014, Ding realized that cycling alone was not enough. So she thought its time to find a sports event which she could pursue for a long time.When her friends suggested running, she joined a team in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province.”After talking with the teammates, I got to know that running also needs professional knowledge. And that amateurs, not just professional players, can also take part in a marathon,” Ding told the West China Metropolis Daily.In Nov 9, 2014, she successfully completed her first marathon – Xichang Half Marathon in Sichuan. And in January 2015, Ding spent 4 hours and 19 minutes completing her first full marathon in Xiamen.Dings enthusiasm for marathon became stronger as she took part in seven marathons including Beijing Marathon and Kyoto Marathon from March to July 2015.After gathering enough experience, Ding began to participate in the World Marathon Majors by taking part in the Berlin Marathon on Sept 27, 2015.Previous Page1 2 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 Next Page0Related StoriesBrazilian marathon runner lights Olympic cauldronChinese marathon runners cheer for Rio OlympicsFun facts: Fred Lorz hitched a lift in a car during marathon raceShenyang Marathon waits for pistol shotGrassland Marathon for business school students held in Inner MongoliaPhotoNight views of Harbin through the lensTibetans take train home after pilgrimage or travellingWorlds largest shaftless Ferris wheel built in ChinaAncient cities to be connected by Xian-Chengdu high-speed railwaySnow turns Harbin into winter wonderlandReed Catkin Festival held in WuhanSocietyPoliticsHot TopicsScience/TechBusinessCover StoryFTZ simplifies process to launch businessesJapan can offer experience, expat saysApplication for work streamlinedAwareness of law aids resolutionAir Force units explore new airspaceLow wages and lack of respect responsible for kindergarten abuse, experts sayLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchAgency ensuring natural gas supplyUN envoys trip to DPRK praised by BeijingChina moves to secure natural gas supply amid rising winter demandXi asks China, Canada to work for substantial tiesCooperation necessary for success, leaders sayLiving in space: How astronauts train, eat and workTeachers excused for lunchtime drinksWaiting for Shenzhou XICancer agent found in 44 cities drinking waterAt Ikea eatery, its no pay, no stayChina lose 2-0 to Uzbekistan in World Cup qualifier, coach Gao resignsC919 gains another 55 orders, lifting total orders to 785Services offset dip in manufacturingFintech to energize real economy, cut risksChinas Long March rockets complete 60 commercial launchesEngineers achieve breakthroughChina-made components add securityOnline shopping rings up customer complaintsImport expo to focus on advanced techSME mobile market platform receives first clientsChina top importer of US soybeansAir China opens direct route from Beijing to BarcelonaInsurance-based trust launchedDandelion helping to sow the seeds of stability for membersCover storyVisa change may boost tourism to USThe wrong side of the roadBuilding ban begins to biteVillagers call on Japan to atone for massacreMost ViewedTodays Top NewsBeijing says it would welcome a Ramos visitNuclear processing site suspendedWomen married to gay men struggle to break free in an unsympathetic systemChina applauds repatriation of telecom fraud suspects from KenyaAccounts used by officials to cover up bribes are eliminatedType-96B seen as pillar of nations tank forceG (irls) 20 promotes more and better jobs for womenNew lab will explore South China Sea resources40 telecom fraud suspects returned to China from KenyaChina aims for broad tech progressState Council NewsPeople’s livelihood is Premier’s top concernReform lifts barriers to entrepreneurshipA 42-year-old Chinese woman has ran six marathons across the world in less than a year, becoming the first woman to complete them in Chinas Sichuan province and the third in whole of China.HighlightsWorlds oldest captive panda hits 38Passengers using mobile phone on planes face $7,500 fineCheery promotional video introduces G20 city Hangzhou to EuropeChinese scientists claim possible breakthrough in HIV, hepatitis cureHot TopicsRough and tough world of soldiers training Ground level Rule of law Panda China youths Anti-terror drive Family planning Smog Fox Hunt Beijing integrates with Tianjin, HebeiSpecialThe dawning of a new age: InnovationTorrential rains cause widespread flooding…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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