Hangzhou held its 2022 marathon at the weekend ©Hangzhou 2022

Hangzhou, the host city for the 2022 Asian Games, has held its yearly marathon - this year attracting 35,000 people.

It was held on Sunday (November 20), starting from the Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Sports Centre, which is due to host football, gymnastics and water polo, and finished at the Big Lotus, which is to be the main stadium for the Games, now scheduled to be held from September 23 to October 8 2023.

This was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 restrictions in China.

Su Guoxiong won the men's title in a time of 2hrs 13min 24sec, while Wang Min won the women's race in 2:33.47.

Wang Min crossing the line first in the women's race ©Hangzhou 2022
Wang Min crossing the line first in the women's race ©Hangzhou 2022

Su is the first Chinese men's winner of the Hangzhou International Marathon, while Wang was the first home winner in 10 years.

Yang Xiaojun broke the men's province record for Zhejiang too with a time of 2:22.11.

Big Lotus is to host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as athletics.

Some previous Hangzhou International Marathon winners include African Games medallists Yebrgual Melese and Azmeraw Bekele from Ethiopia.