Vice Governor Sakon Chantarak opened the 2017 Gulf of Thailand Marathon in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, which attracted over 1000 runners.
Contestants entered the three categories of marathon, mini-marathon and a fun run as the race event marked the beginning of the tourist season in the provinces of southern Thailand.
Exercise and tourism a key factor these days in Thailand as the country wishes to boost alternative tourist attractions.
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