800-mile runner from Mandalay arrives in Yangon

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Runner Zaw Lin Than arrives in Yangon yesterday morning for his 800-mile round trip campaign running from Mandalay to raise public motivation in response to COVID-19 .  Photo:Thant Zin Win

A single runner arrived in Yangon from Mandalay yesterday morning, as he completed his half-way of an 800-mile round trip between the two cities.
The campaign running of Zaw Lin Than aimed to raise public motivation in response to COVID-19 and to honour doctors, nurses and volunteers at the hospitals and quarantine centres. The Myanmar sailor was welcomed by the residents in Yangon and officials from the Myanmar Seamen’s Federation at the corner of Dhamma Zedi and Thanlwin roads in Yangon by wearing the Stop COVID-19 Campaign T-shirts.
He said, “My running campaign is to donate cash for the doctors, nurses and volunteers at the COVID-19 centres and for the monks and nuns in Mandalay Region. I will also make donations to needy patients at the hospitals.” “This campaign is also to mark the birthday of my daughter,” he added. He has scheduled about 40 days for the round trip between the two cities. He ran 5 hours for 20 miles in the morning. Then, he slept 5 hours before running another 3 hours for 5 to 7 miles in the evening. Zaw Lin Than expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome of people in Yangon.
Captain U Soe Min Aung, Chairman of Myanmar Seamen’s Federation, said, “Our federation has donated K1 million for his campaign. If other sailors want to contribute their cash in it, the donation can be made via the bank account mentioned on the Charity Run 2021 Facebook page or directly to him.” He will make the return trip to Mandalay at 4 am on 20 January.—Thant Zin Win (Translated by Aung Khin)

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