The 20th Steppe of Mongolia international marathon was held on September 4 in Khui Doloon Khudag, Tuv Province.

The Mongolia Athletic Federation, Embassy of Japan to Mongolia, Governor’s Office of Tuv Province, and other related organizations jointly organized this year’s marathon.

Over 2,500 amateur and professional runners from foreign countries, embassies in Mongolia, and diplomatic representatives participated in three distance categories at the marathon: 3, 5, 10 and 21 km marathons.

During the marathon, President of the Mongolian Athletic Federation L.Bold said, “Steppe of Mongolia international marathon made valuable contribution to Mongolia’s physical training, sport development and athletic sports. This is the biggest event to promote Mongolia.”

Winners of the marathon were awarded rights to compete in the Fujisan Marathon, which will be held in Japan in November, and travel expense will be covered by Japan.

The marathon aims to develop athletic sports, and promote Mongolia’s nature, culture, lifestyle, and traditions.

Mobicom Corporation and Khaan Bank sponsored the marathon.