The second edition of the Samsung Distance Challenge was held today
in Gyeonggi-Do Hwaseong, Korea, and was highlighted by a women’s 5000m,
and a men’s 10km Race Walk.
Japan’s Mizuki Noguchi, the 2004
Athens Olympic women’s Marathon champion was the star name of the
women’s 5000m. She pushed the pace from the front throughout the race,
but with one lap to go China’s Zhou Chunxiu who had been at the back of
the pack for most of the race, put in a finishing burst to beat the
26-year-old Olympic gold medallist.