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YINCHUAN, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) - "Cycle of 600 kilometers in 6 days ! a wonderful trip to Qinghai Lake! " At times WeChat 75-year-old Gu DAWO, this last message has gained more than 100 tastes. "It is not only an experience, but also a challenge for me to complete the journey on horseback," Gu said of his first long trip in highlands over 3,000 meters above the level of the sea

With white hair, sunglasses and professional sports apparel, Gu is received by many people as he goes beyond them

Gu is popular in circles sporting northwestern Ningxia Hui autonomous Region of China. In addition to running, also like cycling and swimming. He has competed in marathons in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and other cities, and introduced himself as the oldest pacemaker in the International Marathon in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia. Gu also went to Tennessee in the United States alone to compete in a triathlon

. Gu developed the habit of exercising early. When I worked in Yinchuan and Shenzhen, always running or bike to work. . "Exercise makes healthy people Some people my age suffer from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease pay more attention to maintaining a good body and good mentality through exercise," said Gu

" I started running marathons when he was 68, "Gu said. In 2013, he met Yin Jie, head of a running club in Ningxia, and often exercised together. Also a runner, Yin Gu encouraged to try the marathon, that piqued his interest. Initially, Gu did not know much about marathons, but after training, registered for Hangzhou International Half Marathon in 2013 and finished in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 59 seconds. Since then, Gu has participated in several marathons throughout China, and began participating in competitions abroad in 2017

"Now, participated in eight to 10. . racing year I found one triathlon and three marathons in one month last year, "said Gu, who hopes to compete in the upcoming Boston marathon

" it is more important to enjoy the process, "said Gu. "You can take pictures and enjoy the view and relax when you go to different places to participate in competitions. It is also important sportsmanship screen. During part of cycling a triathlon, a competitor in front of me fell, and I immediately stopped to help him "

. Gu also said that the conduct of the exercise you feel young and healthy

"Gu is a living example of the sporting spirit of 'if others can do it, I can do '. is very impressive, "Yin said. End Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.ChinaNews application downloads

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