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Dalat Ultra Trail 2020 canceled due to one death, bad weather
By Thien Nhien
Monday,  Jun 22, 2020,14:39 (GMT+7)

Dalat Ultra Trail 2020 canceled due to one death, bad weather

By Thien Nhien

A section of the racetrack is submerged by rainwater on June 20. The remaining categories of the Dalat Ultra Trail 2020 and the mountain bike tournament, the Dalat Victory Challenge, have been cancelled – PHOTO: RUNNER TONI NGUYEN

HCMC – Following the death of a runner who was swept away by floodwaters, the remaining categories of the Dalat Ultra Trail 2020, an international marathon that began on June 19, and the mountain bike tournament, the Dalat Victory Challenge, have been cancelled, according to the organizers of the marathon.

Runners in the 100-, 70-, 45- and 21-kilometer races were transported to the finish line in the organizers’ vehicles.

On June 20, Dalat experienced heavy rain and thunder, and the floodwaters triggered by the downpour led to the death of a runner in the 70-kilometer race in Lac Duong District.

According to the fanpage of the organizers, all the runners will be given medals. Apart from this, the runners in the 10-kilometer race and the athletes of the Dalat Victory Challenge will receive a refund of the registration fee of VND200,000.

This is the third edition of the Dalat Ultra Trail organized in the Central Highlands city of Dalat, with this year's edition seeing several new features, such as the 100-kilometer race. The Dalat Ultra Trail 2020 was set to be followed by the Dalat Victory Challenge mountain bike tournament on June 21, with a distance of 43 kilometers.

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