In the absence of 10,000m Olympic Champion Xing Huina, Sun Yingjie, sixth in
the 10,000m in Athens, was the star athlete attracting big interest from the
Chinese press. Before the race Sun revealed that she suffered a minor injury in
Athens, but that she had recovered quickly.
Sun finished the Beijing Marathon in 2:24:11, which gives her the seventh
place in the world list this season, for the third consecutive title in