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Kenyan, Taiwanese win in Tainan City marathon

TAIPEI--Kenyan runner Richard Mutua Mutisya won the men's event of the Tainan Ancient Capital International Marathon Sunday, while Taiwan's Jenny Li kept the women's title at home.

The annual race, now in its sixth year, attracted around 11,000 runners this year, including 138 foreigners from 24 countries, organizers said.

Among the 2,500 runners who signed up for the full 42.195-km race, Mutisya and Li finished with times of 2:35:08 and 3:00:25, respectively, and will be each awarded prize money of NT$50,000 (US$1,690), the organizers said.

The second and third places in both the men's and women's group were taken by Taiwanese runners, the organizers said, with the two men crossing the finish line in under two hours and 39 minutes, and the women in under three hours and nine minutes.

According to the organizers, there were also 3,500 runners who signed up for a half marathon and 30,000 for a 10.4-km run, while a 3-km fun run was open to the public.

February 13, 2012    ludahai_twn@
Nice race, but unfortunately, the timing preventing a lot of the top running's from participating this year because it was only one week after the Kaohsiung Marathon and only two weeks before Kinmen. The RDs (Race Directors) of these three big races of the spring season need to coordinate on the dates better to prevent stepping on one another's toes and diluting the fields for each of these races...
February 14, 2012    carltanong@
ludahai_nippon
I'm NOT a marathon runner. You claimed you are a marathon runner. You always keep on complaining against the Taiwanese. Still you lack the information of your beloved fatherland own marathon calendar. And if you want to have a place in any marathon association in Taiwan, you should apologize to the Wu's parent.

REMEMBER ludahai_nippon
IF you know that is wrong. Don't do it. Otherwise people will look down at you as a .......you know what I mean.

February 17, 2012    ludahai_twn@
Carltanong -- when you can run a 3:06 marathon, they I may, MAY, listen to what you have to say. Otherwise, you have no credibility.

FYI - I am a member of the national RR association and the country's largest private RR club... how about you?
February 17, 2012    ludahai_twn@
carltanong@ wrote:
ludahai_nippon
I'm NOT a marathon runner. You claimed you are a marathon runner. You always keep on complaining against the Taiwanese. Still you lack the information of your beloved fatherland own marathon calendar. And if you want to have a place in any marathon association in Taiwan, you should apologize to the Wu's parent.

REMEMBER ludahai_nippon
IF you know that is wrong. Don't do it. Otherwise people will look down at you as a .......you know what I mean.

Oh, and by the way. You know, the race officials agreed with me. Races organized by the national RR association as well as those organized by the track and field association NO LONGER allow runners under the age of 17 to run the full marathon.
February 17, 2012    carltanong@
Very good ludahai_nippon to know you are a member of the national RR association. Now it's paramount for your own self respect to apologize to the innocent Wu's parent by insulting them 3X as NUTS. You as a member of RR should understand the rules prior to the approval of any participants including the Wu’s kids. Yet you did NOT abide by the rules by stopping the kids to RUN. Instead blaming and insulting their parents after the RUN.

Frankly speaking, I'm not only a member of a BC, I was the youngest to serve as P--- at the age of 3_ for++ terms.. I served ++ terms as P---- of our subdivision swimmer club. I'm a very active member of the BW and also a member of RC. That surprised you, RIGHT?

That's why one of my basic principles is "As long as I know that's wrong, I won't do it".

ludahai_nippon. It's the right time for you to show all the readers here that you are a man of principle by apologizing to Wu's parents. Perhaps you are in your mid 40's or 50's, much older and more mature than me. You know what I mean?
December 16, 2012    rogerlupia@
ludahai_twn@ wrote:
Nice race, but unfortunately, the timing preventing a lot of the top running's from participating this year because it was only one week after the Kaohsiung Marathon and only two weeks before Kinmen. The RDs (Race Directors) of these three big races of the spring season need to coordinate on the dates better to prevent stepping on one another's toes and diluting the fields for each of these races...
Ludahai...It clearly seems you don't have a good grasp of what professional sporting...Coz if you did then you will automatically understand that you can't run week in week out. You choose races to participate in...Either in TPE or world wide...depending on either prize money or but majorly physical/mental condition...You cant compete week in week out.
December 18, 2012    ludahai_twn@
@rogerlupia - unless you win prize money racing, I would suggest that I know more about high level athletics than you do.

Both Tainan and Kaohsiung are trying to lure in professional runners. Some of these runners would like to run multiple marathons in Taiwan if the spacing is right. If the RDs from both Tainan and Kaohsiung would like to get top international runners to come to Taiwan (and given the low prize money compared to other international marathons, it isn't easy), it is better to have more spacing between the races (e.g. as Taroko Gorge and Taipei do).

Apparently realizing this, Tainan rescheduled its event this coming year to be three weeks after Kaohsiung.
December 18, 2012    johnny.brian@
I wonder why DPP never complain about Kenyan won in Taiwan sponsored marathon race. DPP only complain if Chinese runner wins in the marathon. DPP is totally a Bumbler!
December 20, 2012    ludahai_twn@
Movie awards are subjective... marathon is simply based on how fast one can complete the course... nothing subjective about it...

Like comparing apples and mangoes much johnny.brian?
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