Over 11,000 runners take part in 8th Yoma Yangon International Marathon

Athletes participating in the 8th Yoma Yangon International Marathon. Photo: MNA
Athletes participating in the 8th Yoma Yangon International Marathon. Photo: MNA

With aiming to connect communities both locally and internationally through a mutual passion for running and promoting healthy lifestyles in Myanmar, the 8th Yoma Yangon International Marathon was organized yesterday morning, with the participation of over 11,000 runners from Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China, Malaysia and France, together with the locals.
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun, Deputy Minister Dr. Mya Lay Sein, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe, Rakhine Ethnic Affairs Minister U Zaw Aye Maung, Sports and Physical Education Department Director General U Myo Hlaing opened the event by flagging off the 42-km marathon, the 21-km marathon, the 10-km challenging marathon and 3-km race/walking contests at the Event Park in Thuwunnabhumi.
The participants passed through the significant areas of Botahtaung Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake before reaching the end point Event Park.
Together with the local sports enthusiasts, runners from Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China, Malaysia and France joined the marathon event.—MNA(Translated by Aung Khin)

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