Seiko City Runner five-year champion loses title

An annual road race in Taipei on Sunday ended with the dethroning of the five-year champion in the men's 12.5-km category, Rio Olympian marathoner Ho Chin-ping (???).

Ho, who was nursing an injury, clocked 41 minutes 20 seconds, finishing in third place for the first time in six years in the Seiko Super Runner competition.

He was beaten by long distance runner Chou Ting-yin (???), who took the title with a time of 39:26, and marathoner Li Ming-sheng (???) with a time of 40:53.

In the women's category, Tsao Chun-yu (???), who is training for the Summer Universiade in Taipei next year, won the 12.5-km race in a time of 44:59, competing for the first time in the event.

Chen Yu-hsuan (???), another Rio Olympian marathoner, finished second for the second year in a row, clocking 47:44, while Su Feng-ting (???) of National Taiwan University of Sport came in third in a time of 48:03.

Some 14,000 athletes, including several professional runners, took part in the sixth Seiko Super Runner competition that comprised a 12.5-kilometer race and a 3-km run.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel