4,048 runners from 53 countries participated in the Angkor Wat half marathon on 5 December 2010, helping to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the event.
The top finishers were as follows:
The race takes place amongst the ruins of one of the most famous world heritage sites, designated as such by UNESCO.  The legendary Angkor Wat's archaeological structure and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Taj Mahal in India. Unlike many other world class monuments, the ruins of Angkor are as yet unspoiled by over-development.

Hearts of Gold is the main charity supported by the Angkor Wat Half Marathon and was set up in 1998 with its main focus to 'share hope and courage through sports which transcends national boundaries, ethnicity and physical handicap'.  Since 2007, a pledge system has been introduced to provide a more efficient method of donation for those sponsoring runners.  For further details on projects and how to pledge click

NGO Hearts of Gold

 

www.angkormarathon.org

 

NEXT EVENT:     4 December 2011

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