Gu is popular in sporting circles of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. In addition to running, he also enjoys cycling and swimming. He has competed in marathons in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and other cities, and showed up as the oldest pacer at the International Marathon in Yinchuan, capital city of Ningxia. Gu also went to Tennessee in the United States alone to compete in a triathlon.
"It's a very difficult competition as you can see. We followed the coach's guidance to keep the clean sheet. The draw is acceptable for us," said Shenhua midfielder Zhu Baojie.
Yellow jersey holder Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the title favorites, which also helped him secure his leading place in the title race.
Bayern's success also proves football clubs can succeed at the highest level and follow reasonable financial procedures.
However, he was very critical of Bartomeu, accusing him of "not keeping his word" and also criticizing the direction of the club in recent years.
Two 1-1 draws against Spain and Switzerland showed that time might be running out, as no more than nine months are left complete the rejuvenation of the German team, including a new approach on the pitch.
LONDON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Manchester United on Thursday confirmed the signing of Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax in a deal worth 39 million pounds (51 million US dollars).
PRAGUE, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir broke the women-only half marathon world record in Prague on Saturday morning.
The Kenyan was the third pacemaker on Sept. 4 at Brussels Diamond League in the One Hour race which saw Dutchwoman Sudan Hassan, the reigning world 1,500 and 10,000m champion, produced a thrilling kick over the final minute to see off Kenyan world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei and notch up an astonishing 18.930km over the 60 minutes.
The victory also moved the Azzurri to top spot in Group A1 with four points from two games, one point clear of the Dutch, who are playing under interim coach Dwight Lodeweges following Ronald Koeman's departure for Barcelona, and third-placed Poland, who came from one goal behind to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 in Monday's another action.
SARAJEVO, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Poland defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 on Monday in UEFA Nations League Group A1.