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Science on the Run at Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

The 27th Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, which took place on December 4 in the beautiful archaeological park of Angkor Wat and its ancient temples, was run this year by a total of 7,543 local and international athletes, including 5,814 Cambodian athletes and 1,720 international athletes from 69 countries, the largest participation to date in the history of the event according to Minister of Tourism HE Dr. THONG Khon.

This perfectly organized edition was also marked by a massive participation of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge which lined up a total of 93 runners (1/3 of the overall staff) on the starting lines of the different distances: 11 runners for the half-marathon, 46 runners for the 10km race and 36 runners for the 5km race.

For the 21km race, Emilie CARLOT from the direction (project manager) of IPC claimed the IPC podium clocking a time of 2:11:19, followed closely by Gauthier DELVALLEZ from the Medical Biology Laboratory with a time of 2:13.49, while the third place went to SOEM Chainoy from the Laboratory for Environment and Food Safety with a time of 2:14:05.

For the 10km race, PENG Yiksing from the Vaccination Service came in first with a time of 1:00.05, the second place was taken by SEM Sopha from the Medical Biology Laboratory clocking at 1:00:13, while HENG Leangyi ran the race in 1:06:50 to finish third.

Endurance, surpassing oneself, motivation and solidarity were the key words of this event which ended in joy and good mood for all the runners of IPC.

The IPC is pleased of the enthusiasm among our team members and to encourage everyone to have a healthy lifestyle.