The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon to host international marathon

Myanmar’s international profile in sports continues to rise as Yangon plays host to the country’s first international marathon in decades in January 2013.

Yoma Strategic Holdings confirmed sponsoring the event at an official launch at FMI Centre on July 25.

About 1,000 participants, both locals and foreigners, are expected to race over three distances; a 42km marathon, a 10km run and a 3km run.

The races will begin and end at People’s Park, taking in Yangon’s most iconic landmark, the Shwedagon Pagoda.

The YOMA Yangon International Marathon will be a charity event with all proceeds from race entries donated to various charitable projects in Myanmar.

The marathon will be held on January 27, 2013 with race fees ranging between US$22 – US$42. Registration can be made via the official event website: http://www.yangonmarathon.com.

2013 SEA GAMES : MEDAL TALLY

CountryGoldSilverBronze
Thailand
107 94 81
Myanmar
86 62 85
Vietnam
73 86 86
Indonesia
65 84 111
Malaysia
43 38 77
Singapore
34 29 45
Philippines
29 34 38
Laos
13 17 49
Cambodia
8 11 28
Brunei
2 3 5
Timor-Leste
1 1 6
Last Updated - 22/12/2013 3:20 PM