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Brit wins Laguna Phuket Marathon in 2hrs, 41min

Brit wins Laguna Phuket Marathon in 2hrs, 41min

PHUKET: Michael Page of the United Kingdom won the eighth Laguna Phuket International Marathon (LPIM), as more than 4,000 entrants from 45 countries competed over a number of different courses.

Monday 10 June 2013, 11:54AM

Page finished the 42k marathon in a time of 02:41:02, followed by Yasuhiro Saito of Japan in 02:52:01 and Panom Khansamol of Thailand in 02:58:23.

The women’s 42k race was won by Naomi Ochai of Japan in 03:19:38 with another Japanese, Fumie Terahata second in 03:27:24 and Ninik Sugawati of Indonesia third in 03:34:48.

In the half marathon, Thai TV star and aspiring marathoner Krittapas “Krit” Sakdidtanon – the event’s charity ambassador – was accompanied by a fund-raising team in a “Charity Caravan” and delighted locals in villages and markets along the course by stopping to collect donations for the Laguna Phuket Foundation.

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Funds raised went to LPIM’s ‘Run for Our Kids’ drive, which aims to raise B1million for the foundation’s support of local schools and communities.


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