Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A record of 17,000 entries for Penang Marathon

Source from The Star

The 2007 Penang Bridge Marathon 2007 has set a new record of attracting more than 17,000 entries from over 25 countries.
The Malaysian High Authority director, Datuk Mohamad Razali Othman, said after a sponsorship ceremony at the Queensbay Mall here last week: “As of the closing date on June 7, we have more than 16,000 entries recorded in our computer. And more than 1,000 applications are being processed.
“We are glad to announce that we have managed to attract so many runners to compete in one of Asia's premier sporting events to be held on June 24.”
The marathon is organised by the MHA and the Penang Municipal Council in conjunction with the 50th Merdeka Day celebration and Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
The Star is the official English newspaper.
Cash prizes totalling RM120,000 and other attractive prizes are up for grabs.

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