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Local News: Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2018

The sixth edition of the annual Yoma Yangon International Marathon (YYIM) took place yesterday morning in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, making a record increasing number of runners than last year. The marathon included altogether four different categories – 42.195km Full Marathon, 21km Half Marathon, 10km Challenge and 3km Fun Run. Together organized by Yoma Strategic Holding Ltd, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and First Myanmar Investment Company, YYIM is Myanmar’s largest marathon and Yangon’s only road race event.

With the growth in popularity each year, runners filled with enthusiasm and excitement took to the streets for the marathon. The public across the running lanes were also cheering with joy, claps and support with small water bottles along the way for the never-giving-up runners.

 

Yoma Yangon International Marathon

Runners taking off from the starting point

all photos credit to YYIM

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