Pattaya Daily News

27 July 2014 :: 14:07:16 pm 90339

Pattaya Marathon 2014 Kicks off

The Pattaya Marathon 2014 has kicked off already and reporters have revealed an unofficial result that a Kenya male runner won the main event.
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PATTAYA – July 27, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News];- at 03.00 am Mr.Sonthaya Khunpleum-president of sport association of Chonburi- had chaired the opening ceremony of Pattaya Marathon 2014. Also Mr.Sonthaya Khinpleum, Mr.Ittipol Khunpleum-mayor of Pattaya-, Gen.Maj.Anat Rattanapol-representative from ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THAILAND- launched the runners at the start. Mr.Thanongsak Suppasap and Mr.Nawain Yaowakul (actors) had taken part in half-marathon. They started at Central Pattaya junction.

 

Pattaya city, Atheletic Association of Thailand, Thai Health Promotion Foundationand, TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) and private sectors had cooperated together to promote the event to stimulate local tourism. In addition they aimed to develop the sport to be a world standard.

 

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The tournament had been divided into 4 categories
A. Marathon (42.195 Km.) Age group as following : Male/Female: 18-29 , 30-39 , 40-49 , 50-59,60 years of age and above : Wheelchair-One group

B. Half Marathon (21.100Km.) Male/Female:16-19,20-29 , 30-39 , 40-49 , 50-59 , 60 years of age and above

C. Quarter Marathon (10.550 Km.) Male/Female:14-19,20-29 , 30-39 , 40-49 , 50-59 , 60 years of age and above

D. Micro Marathon (5 Km.) This category is a fun run for beginners’ with timing and prizes.

 

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The top 5 runners in each category will be rewarded prizes except the micro marathon. The price fund was about 2 million baht. Plus the male runner who can break the 2007 record which is 2.19.35 and the female runner who can break the 2013 record which is 2.42.41 will be rewarded 50,000 baht each. Also the runner who can break the Thailand marathon record set in 1998 for a male is 2.12.32 and for female 2.21.41 will each receive 100,000 baht each.

 

The reporters revealed an unofficial result of Pattaya Marathon 2014 that Mr Alex Melly from Kenya finished in a time of 02.25.32. for the full marathon.

 

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Ms.Viola Jepghirahir Kimeli finished in a time of 03.00.15. for the female marathon
Mr.Prawat Wahoram finished in a time of 01.35.10 for the wheel chair marathon
Mr.Saravut Ngamsri finished in a time of 02.50.15 for first Thai male full marathon
Mr.Abera Tariku Pemelash from Ethiopia finished in a time of 02.57.30 for half –marathon

 

Pattaya Daily News reporter will be intermittently reporting the results of the tournament on their website. The audience can watch the tournament at Central Pattaya conjunction, 1st Pattaya road from 08.30 on.

Reporter : Warunya Thongrod   Photo : Warunya Thongrod   Category : Sports News

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