The Pattaya International Marathon is one of the most popular of the annual Thailand marathons. Pattaya International Marathon is one of the premier marathons attracting a field of contestants from all over the world.
The event started in 1995 organized by Pattaya City, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thailand Athletes Association under the Patronage of his Majesty the King. Each July, runners from a multitude of countries compete in three races: a full marathon (42 Km), a half marathon (21 Km) and a quarter marathon (10 Km).
It is said to be one of the toughest marathon courses in Thailand with its many hills and steep inclines which together with the heat it is not one for those who have not been in training, but the event as a whole is for "fun runner" as well. Even though it is the rainy season, be ready for the heat if you are a slow runner as the various of legs start in the morning, which should take 3-4 hours into the mid day heat, this is depending on the length and paste of the runner. The Marathon is schedule for July 18th, 2010.
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