On March 10., I ran my first half in two years, and succeeded in making the top-ten. Initially, the result showed me in 13th position, but it seems they caught some cheats. My time was 1:36:07, not bad on a hot and humid morning. Men's and Women's divisions were won by Germans, with Joerg Heiner beating Cambodian record-holder Hem Bunting by about 20 seconds to finish in 1:14:35. Joerg told me he is usually about seven minutes faster...
The picture shows me with my team-mates!
Nary Ly, Cambodia's hope among the women, fainted at 18k and had to be taken to the finish by ambulance. The staff was extremely incompetent and left me and Hem Bunting running around for coke and chocolate, as she was obviously on low blood sugar. Nary was fine when I visited her in Phnom Penh two days later, but the incident shows that much remains to be done with regard to training staff for sports events in Cambodia.