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Asia’s Marathon Craze via @sharethis #running #marathon

Asia’s Marathon Craze via @sharethis #running #marathon

Just as marathon running came into its own during the 1980s as a mass participation event around the “developed world”, a silent foot slogging revolution has come to Asia. Yes the marathon is chic in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore. On any given Sunday thousands of Indonesians, Malaysians, Thais, Philippinas, and Singaporeans will don their running gear and participate in any number of available events happening every weekend all across the region. Just over a week ago more than 50,000 did so in attending the Bangkok Marathon, with a similar number on the same day at the Penang Bridge Marathon in neighboring Malaysia. There was also a major run in Bali that same day with a host of smaller runs in places like Chang Mai, Phuket, and Surin. Asia has discovered the mass running phenomena. Asia has discovered the mass running phenomena. The typical stereot...

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