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Samui Island Marathon 2011
Samui Island Marathon 2011

Rationale

Samui is a beautiful island, one of Thailand’s leading tourist destinations that attracts a large number of Thai and foreign visitors each year. The main attraction of this tropical island in addition to its natural beauty on land and under the sea is the local people who are warm and friendly and ready to welcome all visitors with an open smile.

Each year during the rainy season from June to October is the low season and fewer tourists than usual come to Samui. To bring in more tourists, different events are organized at this time of year and sports activity gives another reason for people to spend time in Samui. This is the main reason for the initiative to organize Samui Island Marathon.

To hold an international marathon on Samui would certainly bring more people to the island because Samui is famous as Thailand’s leading tourist destination and long distance running is a popular sport in Thailand. The organizers have plans to publicize the event in neighboring countries and through running clubs in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia whose members have achieved fame in world class marathon.