Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mt Kinabalu Climbathon creates history with biggest foreign participation


KOTA KINABALU: This year’s 23rd Mt Kinabalu International Climbathon will record the highest number of foreign participation in the event’s history, with 35 countries taking part compared to 21 last year. Sabah Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Ellron Angin said so far they have registered 493 participants for the event this weekend at Kinabalu Park, Kundasang, but they expect the number to increase.

Of the number, 172 people are foreign participants, he said at the press conference here yesterday.

“We are still open for last-minute additions,” he said, adding that Malaysia, as usual, recorded the highest number of participants at 321, with Sabah contributing 240 of the total.

The race is set to be an interesting an exciting event as the world’s top mountain runners compete in the climbathon, which is also the final and determining race for the 2009 Sky Runners World Series.

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