Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2017 Returns with a Record Number of Runners
Yangon celebrates the fifth and biggest edition of the marathon event; Joseph Gitau Kariuki
from Kenya win’s the men’s 42km Full Marathon for the fifth time; Valentine Jepkemoi erem wins the women’s 42km Full Marathon for the second time in a row
Yangon, Myanmar, 8 January 2017 – The fifth edition of the annual Yoma Yangon International Marathon (YYIM) took place this morning in Myanmar’s commercial capital, drawing a record number of 8,000 runners who took part across four different categories – 42.195km Full Marathon, 21km Half Marathon, 10km Challenge and 3km Fun Run/Walk.
Jointly organised by Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, First Myanmar Investment Company Limited and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), YYIM is Myanmar’s largest marathon and Yangon’s only road race event. Growing in popularity with each year, runners filled with enthusiasm and excitement took to the streets for the marathon and were spurred on by the public across Yangon, as well as at the start and finish line at Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium.
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