Middle - distance runner Keumyong Song won
A wish to set a new record was not fulfilled at the 40th Game again.
Keumyong Song, the winner of the race was a middle-distance runner.
His record was 2:20:28. He was followed by Myungjong Yoo and Myungkwang
The Dong-A Marathon grew onfo an international
event. New korean recoad set.
1970, foreign runners were invited to the Dong-A Marathon making
it an international event. Willingford from Canada and Kaneyuki
and Yonesike from Japan whose records outstrip Korean runners by
2-3 minutes joined the race. A total of 34 runners joined the race
and Chahwan Kim from KEPCO, who won the international race in Hong
Kong 4 months ago, outran the Japanese runners and crossed the finish
line first with a record of 2 hour 17 minutes and 34. 4 seconds,
setting a new Korean record. It was a remark able achievement.
Jaehyung Cho became the winner with poor
The 42nd Marathon did not produce much. With 88
Korean runners only participating, Jaehyng Cho won the race with
2:19:15.8 and followed by Myungkwang Kang and Myungjong Yoo. The
plan to send the new record maker to Boston was scrapped.
Chahwon Kim came back in 2 yeras
At the 43rd Game, Chahwan Kim who was the winner of the 41st Game,
won the race. But his record stood at 2:19:34.4. It was about 2
minutes slower than his best record.
Chahwon Kim broke his own Korean record
Chahwan Kim did it again at the 44th Game. As a representative
racer of the Korea marathon, he set a new record of 2 hour 17 minutes
and 1 second. The second runner Heungjoo Moon and the 3rd runner
Jongha Lee also broke the 20 minute barrier.