Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Borneo International Marathon

The Borneo International Marathon 2008 will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo on Sunday 12th October 2008. The capital city of the Malaysian State of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in South East Asia.

Sabah, Malaysia's Borneo, is blessed with beautiful natural features such as:
• Mt.Kinabalu - The highest mountain in South East Asia located in Kinabalu Park,
• a World Heritage Site.
• Sipadan Island - One of the top 3 dive spots in the world.
• Sepilok - An Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
• Danum Valley Conservation Area - Home to the rare Borneo Pygmy Elephant
• Maliau Basin - Sabah's "Lost World".
• Diverse species of wildlife, marine life, flora and fauna
• Pulau Tiga - the volcanic island setting for the 1st season of the Survivor TV show.

Strategically situated in the heart of South East Asia, Sabah offers an ideal nature and adventure tourism destination and is the perfect stopover for tourists heading to all of Asia’s other exotic destinations. The Kota Kinabalu International Airport is currently undergoing extensive renovations, scheduled for completion by September 2009, which will make it the 2nd largest airport in Malaysia.

The Borneo International Marathon is planned for in October so that it is comfortably scheduled between the Penang Bridge Marathon in June and the Singapore Marathon in December. This provides the perfect opportunity for regular marathon and half marathon runners in the region to participate and keep in top racing condition. The Borneo International Marathon promises to offer not only a fantastic race venue, but also a memorable holiday for all. Whether your interests gravitate towards nature, sun or sea, holistic spa treatments, freshly harvested local seafood at unbeatable prices, as well as the opportunity to interact with some of the most hospitable people 5 degrees north of the equator, Sabah is truly a wonderful experience not to be missed.

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