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    Pattaya Marathon live from Thailand

    Well I was up bright and early wondering where the Pattaya Marathon was supposed to be starting from, some news reports said Soi Yodsak and some Soi 4, I guessed that Soi Yodsak would probably not be the best place for an internationally renowned marathon to start and finish, I mean the street with the dirtiest sleaziest whores available in Pattaya probably wernt gonna be it, so I went to Soi 4, and that was where it was.

    Obviously Soi 4 was going to be blocked off at the bottom but fokwits will be fokwits so they all drove down the end of the Soi and just sort of abandoned their motorbikes where ever, in the end it came down to enough room for people to walk single file but only one way, and yes thats how all the athletes in the marathon had to get there, bet they were impressed with the professionalism of it all.

    Anyway the announcer had erm all standing on the start line for about 15 minutes, then announced 5 minutes to go, then 5 minutes and he goes 3;2;1 and that was it they were off, pretty crap really, but then again maybe all marathons are.

    Over the next 15 minutes the ones that had overslept started turning up and joining in, obviously out on the piss last night, although with the smell of tiger balm all over the place you never have smelt the booze on them.

    Anyway the guy in the lead has done about 30 odd km, he is black and running quicker than I could run if I was doing the 100 meters, pretty damn amazing the stamina some of these guys have got, the bollards to seperate the traffic from the runners are all over the place, drunks in their cars knocking into them I suppose.

    What did shock me was when the black guy was going past there were a couple of Soi dogs on the loose, now this guy is in the lead and he is black so he is really likely to have a problem with these dogs, but one of the Thai volunteer policeman scared them off just before he got there, who would have thought it, FORETHOUGHT.



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    I think some of the longer distance runners are catching up with the shorter distance marathon, you got the older generation either walking or sort of jogging but look like they got a hot poker up their butts, then you got more real slim black guys looking like they are just running for the bus, no sweat or pain for them.

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    Pattaya Marathon 2007

    This video is for the shorter marathon with them getting to the start line.

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    Pattaya Marathon 2007

    Even got some older guys going in for it.



    This video is of some guy trying to hype up the runners before they start, didn't really seem to work though, probably just a local nutter who hangs round Soi 4.
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    damn it dd. i thought this thread was about you trying the viagra again.

    mind you, when i saw that there were video clips i was glad that its not.

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    I ran a few other marathons in Thailand, but never made the pattaya one, generally they are well organised and a good fun event. (unlike most thai run events a critic could argue!)

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    Kenyan Runners Swept Pattaya Marathon 2007 (male) Trophies

    KENYAN RUNNERS SWEPT PATTAYA MARATHON 2007 (MALE) TROPHIES

    Like every year, the racing started at 4.20 am to avoid the warmth and humidity of the day. Kenyan runners are again dominated the main Pattaya Marathon as expected.

    On15th July, Pattaya Marathon, kicked off at the unusual but reasonable time of 4.20am in front of Soi 4 on Pattaya Beach Road. The crowd of more than 10,000 runners and athletes from across the globe both from national and international level joined the running. Especially, this year is considered to be another auspicious year as the people of Thailand jointly celebrate together as a nation upon His Majesty‘s the King ‘s 80th anniversary.

    The event was divided into 5 categories, long Marathon with running distance of 42.195 km, commencing at 4.30 hrs., Half Marathon with a distance of 21.100 km., commencing at 5.00 hrs., and Quarter Marathon for a distance of 10.550 km., commencing at 5.30 hrs, and finally a Student Category, with distance of 5.00 km., commencing at 06.00 hrs.

    The results and winners of the competition (for each particular category)
    Marathon,42.195-km, Starting at 04.30 a.m.

    Marathon (Male) Trophies
    The Winner, Mr.Joel Kiplimo Kemboi , Kenyan, received priminister 's cup and 200,000 baht cash.
    The 1st runner up, Mr.Phillp Kipsang Kipso, Kenyan, received honorary trophy and 100,000 baht cash.
    The 2nd runner up, Mr.John Chir Turbei, Kenyan, received honorary trophy and 50,000 baht cash.
    The 3rd runner up, Mr.Sammy Kiprop Kiptoo, Kenyan, received honorary trophy and 30,000 baht cash.
    The 4th runner up, Mr.Richard Tiropssio Kessio, Kenyan, received honorary trophy and 20,000 baht cash.
    The 5th runner up, Mr.Christopher Rond Chumo, Kenyan, received honorary trophy and 10,000 baht cash.


    Marathon (Female)
    The Winner, Sunisa Sailomyen, Thai, retained her crown, received honorary trophy and 150,000 baht cash.
    The 1st runner up, Saifone Piawong, Thai, received honorary trophy and 75,000 baht cash.
    The 2nd runner up, Perepelleina Tatina, received honorary trophy and 50,000 baht cash.
    The 3rd runner up, Ketmanee Sanapan, Thai, received honorary trophy and 30,000 baht cash.
    The 4th runner up, Fridah Chepkita, received honorary trophy and 20,000 baht cash.
    The 5th runner up, Rael Cheptoo Murcy, received honorary trophy and 10,000 baht cash.

    Wheel Chair Marathon: 04:20 a.m.
    The Winner, Akachai Jan, Thai, received honorary trophy and 25,000 baht cash.
    The 1st runner up, Prawat Warorum, Thai, received honorary trophy and 20,000 baht cash.
    The 2nd runner up, Saichon Konjen, received honorary trophy and 15,000 baht cash.

    Half marathon / Quarter marathon (Male & Female)
    The winner to the 5th runner up received honorary trophy

    Medals : Everyone who reached the finish line as stated in accordance with the Committee's regulations, in the Marathon,Half-Marathon and Quarter Marathon received the Pattaya Marathon conquerable medal.

    Certificates : For marathon athletes, everyone who reached the finish line within 6 hours received a certificate.

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    Monday 16th July 2007
    The Kenyans dominate the Pattaya Marathon 2007.
    Early on Sunday Morning, the much anticipated Pattaya Marathon 2007 took place. The race started just after 4am in front of Soi 4 on Pattaya Beach Road and was opened by Khun Prachar, the Governor of Chonburi Province. 42 kms later it finished at the same location. More than 10,000 runners took part in this grueling race and, as expected, the Kenyan entrants dominated proceedings and picked up the winning trophies and prize money. The winners of the Marathon and Wheelchair Marathon were: Mr. Joel Kiplimo Kemboi from Kenya who received 200,000 Baht and the Prime Ministers’ Trophy, Khun Sunisar, who won the race last year, won the female race and received 150,000 Baht and a trophy. The winner of the Wheelchair race was Khun Akachai who received 25,000 Baht and a winners trophy.


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