31 OCTOBER 2010 yesterday marked the 2,500th year of marathon or a long distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (or 26 miles and 385 yards). The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon (the namesake of the race) to Athens. For more details read Here.
Athen is a beautiful city and I can only imagine what it would feel like to run a race surrounded by stupendous view (pic from left was ciplak'ed from Chun's photo album).
The Athen marathon was Vivien Luyen Ow's first maiden 42.195km marathon. She picked the best date to break her marathon virgin at the marathon's birth place itself on its 2,500th year anniversary.
Corporal (OBC) Chun completed his marathon in 5 hour and 7 minutes and Vivien Luyen Ow did it in 5 hours and 9 minutes. At the point of writing (this blog), Chun Chia Kai was at the Doha airport for a 7 hours fight to come back home. Vivien Luyen Ow and her husband David, is at Barcelona holiday'ing until Saturday.
|Chun Chia Kai proudly carrying our MALAYSIAN FLAG in Athen|
We are all very proud of you both. Keep up the good job and keep running. Cant wait to catch up and hear their experience running the historic marathon...
until then, Stay tune....