KUANTAN, May 11 (Bernama) -- The Brooks Kuantan Half Marathon will be made an annual affair following the encouraging response from local and international participants for this year's event.
State Tourism and Culture Committee chairman, Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin said the run, organised by Dusty Monkeys with the cooperation of the state government through Pahang Tourism, could also promote Kuantan as an international sports tourism destination.
"Besides enabling the state's tourism sector to prosper, such programmes could encourage Kuantan residents to be physically active and practise a healthy lifestyle.
"It could also help build camaraderie and strengthen unity among people of different races and religions," he said after closing the 'Brooks Kuantan Half Marathon Panoramic Pahang 2014' event and presenting the prizes to the winners, here, Sunday.
About 2,050 people took part in the 21km and 10km runs which were divided into 10 categories each.....