The Postponed Khmer Empire Marathon slated for August
The postponed Khmer Empire Marathon will be held in Siem Reap province this coming August.
The 2020 edition of the race was supposed to be staged five months ago. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its organisers decided to move the event to a later date.
The Khmer Empire Marathon was among the many running events that were affected by the pandemic. The others include Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, Koh Dach Race and Cambodia Elephant Trail.
National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) Secretary-General Vath Chamroeun announced early this week the cancellation of Angkor Ultra Trail 2021.
Chamroeun cited the COVID-19 situation as main reason for the cancellation. Cambodia has recorded 381 COVID-19 cases with no fatalities so far. The event, which is among the most popular international adventure races here, was supposed to be held in Siem Reap province this month.
The Khmer Empire Marathon will now be held on August 8, according to World Marathons.
The news comes after the Cambodian government lifted its latest sports ban. The ban was imposed in early December after Cambodia experienced its first COVID-19 community outbreak.
The Khmer Empire Marathon will be among the several major races that will be held this year. These include Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, which is tentatively scheduled for January 24, and the 2nd Women’s Run 10k on March 8.
posted Tuesday January 5th
by Jose Rodriguez T. Senase