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Taiwan’s Most Iconic Road Race

There is no doubt that Taiwan is paradise for runners. With more than 200km of riverside paths available to run in Taipei city alone, a plethora of mountains and trails coast to coast, this is arguably one of the best destinations for runners in Asia. Taiwan has caught the running fever and the pastime is more popular than ever. Taiwan’s running fever goes all the way back to the 80s and the craze has steadily grown to over 500 events per year. But despite this boost in events, one race’s…

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Olympic Day Run – Half Marathon

The Olympic Run is an annual event and is usually the last large race held in Taipei before summer in the city begins.  Runners battle not only the seemingly fast 21k course and fiercely competitively field but also the onset of the season’s heat. Usually held at the beginning of June, the Olympic day run was held this year on June 6th and in an attempt keep things cool, the starting gun sounded at 5:30am. The course is simple, starting in Banqiao, it heads in…

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