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14 July 2008 :: 16:07:15 pm 7088

Pattaya City Is All Set For The Pattaya Marathon 2008!

The Pattaya Marathon, one of the most prestigious sporting events in Thailand and now on its14th year is taking place on Sunday, July 20.
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            The event which has earned itself fame and great reputation over the years features five race categories this year, namely: Wheel Chair for 42.195 kilometres, Marathon- 42.195 kms, Half marathon- 21.100 kms, Quarter marathon- 10.550 kms and Student marathon- 5.000 kms. 

            This year’s city sprint starts and finishes at Pattaya Beach Road Soi 4 with different starting times for each category, the earliest of which is at 4:30 in the morning. The city marathon festival has always been a successful event under the supervision of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Athletic Association of Thailand and Provincial Authority of Chonburi under the patronage of His Majesty the King. 

            This year, in addition to the usual prizes, a special bonus prize is also in store for the Half Marathon Male/Female winner who will receive an all-expense paid trip to Australia to participate in the BlackMores Sydney Running Festival 2008. Pattaya Marathon 2008 is co-sponsored by Dusit Thani Pattaya, the official hotel and home of the organizing committee and athletes. For more information on Pattaya Marathon 2008, please visit www.pattaya-marathon.com

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Sports News

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