The Prime Minister attended the “World Athletic Global Running Conference 2022”

The Prime Minister attended the “World Athletic Global Running Conference 2022”, delighting Thailand with international confidence in organizing athletic events of international standards.

On December 2, 2022, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, presided over the opening ceremony of the World Athletics Global Running Conference 2022 organized by the World Athletics Association. in conjunction with Mass Participation World 2, World Athletics Organization The meeting was held from November 30 to December 3, 2022 at the Royal Paragon Hall, 5th floor, Siam Paragon Shopping Center, Bangkok, with important people in the athletics industry from around the world, such as World Athletics Association executives, marathon race organizers. mountain trail running And sports entrepreneurs from around the world traveled to attend the World Athletics Conference. held in Thailand

which is well known that The world today is changing rapidly. and has an impact beyond expectations The most clearly seen is The spread of COVID-19 affects the Thai economy and the global economy. But today the situation has resolved in a better way. Thailand has opened the country and relaxed measures until people can return to normal life. The government therefore has a discussion with various business sectors in order to jointly find ways to stimulate the country’s economy to return to strength in a concrete way. Stimulating the country’s tourism sector to come back stronger and expand more Therefore, it is an important policy that the government tries to support in the most concrete way possible. The promotion of sports tourism is one of the strategies that the government prioritizes.

“On behalf of the government I would like to thank the World Athletics Association for believing and entrusting Thailand to host 3 world-class athletics events this year: 1. The 1st World Mountain Trail Running Championship at Doi Suthep. Chiang Mai Province 2. World Athletics Conference “World Athletic Global Running Conference” 2022” and 3. Marathon races Promote world-class tourism, the “Amazing Thailand Marathon” in Bangkok on December 3, which has been certified and accepted by the World Athletics Association as one of the five best marathon in the capital city in Asia. More than 25,000 Thai and foreign runners participated.

“With the potential of organizing world-class sporting events that meet international standards and beautiful natural attractions of Thailand Therefore, I hope that organizing various activities in Thailand will create happiness and happiness. and impress all participants in the event In which I would like to thank all participants who help push these good activities and ask all sectors to jointly support tourism and sports activities continuously.”

Mr. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, revealed that the Ministry of Tourism and Sports assigned to the Tourism Authority of Thailand Co-host with the World Athletics Association Government agencies and the private sector organize 3 world-class athletics events, including the World Mountain Trail Running Championships. , World Athletics Conference and a world-class tourism promotion marathon, the “Amazing Thailand Marathon” program, all 3 of which have been certified and supported by the World Athletics Association, which brings benefits to the country. Sustainable. Thailand has been recognized for the readiness and potential of organizing events that meet world event standards.

“The Ministry of Tourism and Sports aims to support the government’s policy on sports-led tourism strategies. to build the country’s economy better and stimulate the tourism sector to expand further It also creates a good image of the country. This creates confidence in the potential of organizing world-class events.”

Sebastian Ko, president of the World Association of Athletics Federations made a speech online to the attendees, the emphasis is that “The acceptance of online technology into our lives is a symbol of important times. I see the second World Athletics Conference held in Bangkok as a symbol of such an important time.”

“Most people run more than any other sport. or when we put together the total number of sports that people play Running is still an elementary sport. Because it is the most accessible sport. And I would like to thank you for being a part of this global phenomenon.”

“I am delighted that representatives from more than 50 running events are ready to share their experiences and perspectives. This is very important as we have a lot of things to learn and share. Participating in this seminar There are more than 200 participants from the fact that we live a part with the online world as usual. We can therefore conduct seminars in this way to give us the opportunity to participate in discussions. Discuss and share expertise in an appropriate way that benefits all parties.

“If possible, I would like to speak with everyone in person about the development of our running sport. But this week the IAAF has its annual board meeting and federations in Rome, and also the Diamond League’s annual board meeting and general meeting, which will have an agenda around key decision-making. Therefore, it is considered the week that the association has quite a lot of work. I would like to thank the institutions and organizations that sponsored the World Athletics Symposium. Including thanking various running activities organizations in Thailand without love Enthusiasm, commitment and good host. We would not have had the opportunity to discuss and plan the future of the sport we all love this time.”

“I would like to thank His Excellency, the Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha and all relevant parties. thank you thailand hard working To achieve the event “Amazing Thailand Marathon” in Bangkok. This happened just three weeks after the World Mountain Trail Running Championships in Chiang Mai. Which I know is very successful with 50 national teams from six continents in the world participating. and received positive reviews. The growth of our sport is the reason for organizing various activities this time.

“As you all know that this seminar was scheduled to be held since last year. But had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. However, this seminar is a testament to the return to normal life of people behind the work and in the past 2 years, millions of people around the world. Think about the return to road racing. As most of the world’s road runners have begun to return to competition, We, as an industry organization, should ensure that they continue to compete.”

However, Jacob Larsen, senior director World Association of Athletics Federations organizers and World Marathon Majors CEO Dawna Stone presented the Trophy of Honor. To the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Sports In gratitude that Thailand has become a key destination for world-class athletics. Thailand has announced its readiness to host the competition. “Running through the city”

Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2022 Presented by Toyota, which will take place on December 3, with the starting point at Rajamangala Stadium through various routes that are important landmarks of Bangkok, including the Royal Monument King Chulalongkorn, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Rama VIII Bridge, Victory Monument, Benchamabophit Temple, Dusitwanaram Ratchaworawihan, Wat Saket Ratchaworawiharn (Phu Khao Thong), etc. before crossing the finish line at Democracy Monument The competition is divided into Marathon distance, half marathon, 10 kilometers, family run 5 kilometers, starting from 2:00 AM (night of December 3) until 9:30 AM on December 4. Follow the details of the competition at

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