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Bigger, Better In 2016

The Island Chill Suva Marathon aims to put Fiji on the international map, says Kunaseelan Sabaratnam The Carpenters Fiji Group retail and marketing director made the comment after a successful
10 Aug 2015 09:40
Bigger, Better In 2016
Full Marathon winner Ravnil Rinesh Kumar (left), with Carpenters Fiji Group retail and marketing director Kunaseelan Sabaratnam at My Suva Picnic Park during the 2015 Island Chill Suva Marathon medal presentation on Saturday. Photo: Suva Marathon Club

The Island Chill Suva Marathon aims to put Fiji on the international map, says Kunaseelan Sabaratnam

The Carpenters Fiji Group retail and marketing director made the comment after a successful turnout on Saturday in Suva.

He said the event brought in overseas runners who  holidayed in the Western Division.

“It attracted the tourists to come over to the capital city and participate in the annual event,” Sabaratnam said.

“Even though it rained, participants enjoyed it as it was more of a family event.

“Thirty overseas runners participated and we have put Fiji in the international map. There are 500 marathon races taking place all around the world and now Fiji is one of them.

“Last year there were about 200 participants, this year the number has increased to over 900 participants.

“As the event’s major sponsor, we will help in the marketing of the event.

“In the next two to three years there will be more international runners coming to Fiji.

“We are thankful to other sponsors who have joined in as well and we look forward to partnering with them in future,” he said.

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