Desmond (third right) flags off the 21km half marathon while (from left) Kuching Marathon Association president Wong Chen Yi, Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office CEO Chew Chong Guan and others look on.
KUCHING (Oct 1): More than 10,000 runners participated in the 8th Kuching Marathon, which started and ended at Padang Merdeka here this morning.
The flagging off of the 42-kilometre (km) full marathon for the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Veteran and Women’s Veteran was performed by Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development cum Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at around 1am.
He was representing Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Runners of the 21km half marathon commence their run at the starting point. Photo by Roystein Emmor
This was followed by the flagging off the 21km half marathon for Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Veteran and Women’s Veteran by deputy permanent secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Desmond Douglas Jerukan at around 4am.
The runners for the 10km and 5km categories were flagged off at 5:30am and 6:30am, respectively.
(Taken from the Borneo Post)