Per­fect set­ting for Ba­ton Run

New Straits Times - - Sport -

THE majestic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yan­gon pro­vided a per­fect back­drop for the fourth leg of the Ris­ing To­gether Ba­ton Run as the city of more than seven mil­lion em­braced it yes­ter­day.

The Yan­gon leg was the lat­est stopover for the Malaysian Kuala Lumpur 2017 en­tourage af­ter the run in Ban­dar Seri Be­gawan, Manila and Vi­en­tiane where a to­tal of at least 20,000 par­tic­i­pants par­tic­i­pated in the newly in­au­gu­rated Ba­ton Run.

“I be­lieve this Ba­ton Run has made Malaysia a con­sis­tent trend set­ter from the re­gion.

“I hope that this tra­di­tion will be con­tin­ued to the next Games in 2019,” said Deputy Sports Min­is­ter Datuk M. Sar­a­vanan yes­ter­day.

Shwedagon Pagoda, with a his­tory stretch­ing back to more than 2,000 years,

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