Second international amateur marathon organized in Bagan

20141114_083842Yangon, 16 Nov — The second edition of the Bagan Temple Marathon was held Sunday in central Myanmar’s ancient site of Bagan, drawing 98 amateur runners competing in full and half marathon races.
Thirty-eight runners including 14 women participated in the full marathon, in which an Australian man won the men’s event while an American woman prevailed in the women’s event. A total of 60 runners including 30 women took part in the half marathon, which was won by a runner from Spain, with runners from Myanmar finishing second and third.
“As the weather is nice in November, organizing a marathon is convenient. There are some inconveniences in accommodation and transport but the event will contribute to Myanmar’s tourism sector,” said the managing director of Myanmar voyages International Tourism Co., Ltd.—Khin Cho Win

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