Field, air, and water sporting events
The second Wuhan Marathon, 15th International Horse Racing event, the first Wuhan Marathon Swimming, and the 2017 FAI World Fly-In Expo were four major sporting events held last year that attracted domestic and international attention to Wuhan.
During the four-day World Fly-In Expo, over
1,000 sportsmen, performers, referees, and officials from over 40 countries took part in competitions and performances in aerobatics, parachuting, powered paragliding, and hot air ballooning. There were also interactive activities, exhibitions, and other activities to promote the world of aviation.
During the 2017 Wuhan Marathon Swimming,
73 professional athletes competed in a 10kilomoter open water race on East Lake. The swimming competition also included a 1.2kilometer group swim, in which 1,015 Chinese swimming enthusiasts, together with 15 foreign
Nearly 30,000 spectators watched the exciting races of the 15th China Wuhan International Horse Racing Festival last October. Over 70 international jockeys rode 150 top-ranked horses in 12 races. Members of the international horse racing associations from France, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand were in attendance.
The 2nd Wuhan Marathon took place last April. A total of 22,000 runners from home and abroad experienced a unique and exciting marathon as they ran along the streets of Wuhan. The route included some of Wuhan's most iconic places which showcased the natural landscape or rich history and culture. Some participants enjoyed running along the century-old Zhongshan Avenue. Some liked the view when running on the 60-yearold Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge. Others were impressed by large cheering crowds along the way.