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Facebook It’s official…..oh wait a minute. It’s not. The Bangkok Midnight Marathon 2020 was originally going to ban foreigners from participating. Popular blogger Richard Barrow posted the news last night saying… “ For some reason, the organizers of this year’s Bangkok Midnight Marathon have decided not to allow foreigners to run”… But then they quickly changed their mind.

Dear Expat Runners,.We would like to confirm that the registration for Expat Runners will be open on Thursday 13th…

Posted by Bangkok Midnight Marathon on Friday, August 7, 2020

In 2019, the Bangkok Midnight Marathon took place on August 24-25 with over 10,000 runners from 30 different countries who raced from midnight onwards through the streets of Bangkok.

There is a 42-kilometer full marathon, a 21-kilometer half marathon, and a 10-kilometer mini-marathon; all of which start and end at the Phra Nakhon district. All races start at 11:59 PM, and each distance has a specific time for finishing the run with the full marathon lasting for 6 hours, followed by 3.5, and 2 hours.

Past  Results from wikipedia.org

Edition Year Men’s winner Time (h:m:s) Women’s winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 1987  Eddy Hellebuyck (BEL) 2:23:55  Yuko Gordon (HKG) 2:57:40
2nd 1988  Yoshihiro Hiramori (JPN) 2:18:10  Yuko Gordon (HKG) 2:52:37
3rd 1989  Doug Kurtis (USA) 2:20:15  Cesarina Taroni (ITA) 2:47:53
4th 1990  Doug Kurtis (USA) 2:27:30  Victoria Bunard (MYA) 2:55:15
5th 1991  Doug Kurtis (USA) 2:25:20  Suzanne Ray (USA) 2:48:52
6th 1992  Phillip (MYA) 2:25:24  Lucy Ramwell (GBR) 2:48:28
7th 1993  Daniel Shungea (KEN) 2:23:18  Suman Rawat (IND) 2:58:28
8th 1994  Daniel Shungea (KEN) 2:22:04  Ren Xiujuan (CHN) 2:49:21
9th 1995  Daniel Shungea (KEN) 2:28:35  Rigzen Angmo (IND) 2:51:14
10th 1996  Daniel Shungea (KEN) 2:25:24  Tian Mei (CHN) 2:44:30
1997 Not held
11th 1998  Michael Mukoma (KEN) 2:18:59  Wioletta Uryga (POL) 2:53:00
12th 1999  Michael Mukoma (KEN) 2:21:30  Wioletta Uryga (POL) 2:46:40
13th 2000  Vladimir Kotov (BLR) 2:31:11  Sunisa Sailomyen (THA) 2:54:01
14th 2001  Vladimir Kotov (BLR) 2:26:55  Wioletta Kryza (POL) 2:48:30
15th 2002  Jason Mayeroff (USA) 2:27:46  Natalya Volgina (RUS) 2:54:05
16th 2003  Rik Ceulemans (BEL) 2:24:34  Sunisa Sailomyen (THA) 2:59:31
17th 2004  John Sitienei (KEN) 2:22:53  Lillian Chelimo (KEN) 2:57:48
18th 2005  John Sitienei (KEN) 2:23:57  Saiphon Piawong (THA) 3:02:01
19th 2006  John Sitienei (KEN) 2:28:02  Wioletta Uryga (POL) 2:56:50
20th 2007  John Tubei (KEN) 2:18:27  Fridah Lodepa (KEN) 2:51:42
21st 2008  Nelson Rotich (KEN) 2:19:13  Sunisa Sailomyen (THA) 2:48:23
22nd 2009  Francis Kibii (KEN) 2:16:41  Ecler Loywapet (KEN) 2:43:49
23rd 2010  Kennedy Lilian (KEN) 2:16:10  Fridah Lodepa (KEN) 2:42:47
2011 Not held
24th 2012 (Feb)  Patrick Rotich (KEN) 2:18:31  Elizabeth Chemweno (KEN) 2:41:37
25th 2012 (Nov)  John Samoei (KEN) 2:30:24  Everline Nyama (KEN) 2:50:12
26th 2013  John Samoei (KEN) 2:30:27  Sunisa Sailomyen (THA) 3:02:31
27th 2014  Lukas Muteti (KEN) 2:33:52  Arpassara Prasarthinpimai (THA) 3:15:00
28th 2015  Nelson Kiptoo (KEN) 2:35:45  Arpassara Prasarthinpimai (THA) 3:12:03
2016 Not held
29th 2017  Peter Kipleting (KEN) 2:26:13  Mahlet Shewangizaw (ETH) 2:52:42
30th 2018  Wendwesen Tilahun (ETH) 2:26:39  Julia Njari (KEN) 2:53:31
31st 2019  Philip Lagat (KEN) 2:33:55  Etaferahu Dubale (ETH) 2:55:14

 

 

 

Twitter Source: https://twitter.com/RichardBarrow

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangkok_Marathon

Writer and translator: Gerald Winik

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Chachoengsao Province

On August 9, A man attacked an officer, took his gun, and fled to his house in Plang Yao District, Chachoengsao Province.  The officer then tried to persuade him to surrender for more than 6 hours but still failed.

Later at 6:00 pm, Plangyao Police Station decided to send 50 officers from a special operations unit in Chachoengsao Province.

The standoff lasted until 11:00 p.m. and the villain still showed no signs of surrendering.

So, they decided to chain his doors and windows preventing him from escaping until the next day rather than risk any of the officers or even the suspect’s life.

Meanwhile, the Royal Thai Police in Chachoengsao Province started to process a search warrant for the next morning after leaving a couple of police officers to watch the house.

Later, Col. Sonthaya revealed that the perpetrator was named Mr. Anon, 45, at the house in Tha Bunmi Subdistrict, Koh Chan District, Chonburi Province, who went into a drunken methamphetamine rampage and destroyed his neighbor’s ricefields.

Chachoengsao Province

Chachoengsao Province

Police tried to intervene but Mr. Anont took a gun from Officer Or Sor and ran away. Mr. Anon’s daughter also reported his unusual behavior saying he was showing signs of aggressive behavior telling officers to exercise caution especially since he had a gun.

Police hope he will surrender after bringing a search warrant after the drugs wear off. To be continued……..

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Later, it was reported that the suspect had escaped through the back of his house prior to officers boarding up his doors and windows. Police then conducted a search of the house and did not find the stolen gun. Police are still searching for the armed and dangerous suspect now.

Source and photos: https://www.khaosod.co.th/breaking-news/news_4678351

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Thai embassies hit by Covid-19: Staff members of Thai embassies in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have contracted the novel coronavirus, according to the Foreign Ministry. The embassy in Manama reported that a foreign employee suffering mild symptoms tested positive for Covid-19, ministry spokesman Cherdkiat Atthakor said on Sunday.

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A policeman in Si Sa Ket province who suffered from mental illness reportedly killed himself on Saturday (August 8) by jumping out of the hospital building. The deceased, Suwaroj Khumthong, 53, was a police officer at Muang Chan Police Station who was admitted to Sisaket Hospital due to his mental condition.

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