The 4th running of the Karangasem Bali International Marathon was held in East Bali on the morning of Sunday, April 7, 2002, with over 150 international contestants competing in full marathon (42 kilometer), half marathon (21 kilometer) and 10 kilometer events. Runners were sent off in stages starting before sunrise at 0530 hours for runs that brought them through traditional Balinese villages, rice terraces and past the sandy beaches of Bali's eastern shoreline.
Strong American Contingent
Over 50 runners from the United States participated in this year's event, led by international running event organizer Ms. Kathy Loper. The marathon run which saw the Americans visitors urged on by the applause of local Balinese villagers was the highlight of a week long's visit to Bali that included fun runs through local rice terraces, dining at some of the island's best restaurants, tours to the leading sites on the island, and a white water rafting trip.
Encouraged by the warn and friendly reception encountered everywhere her runners went, Kathy Loper has promised to bring another group for the 5th running of the Event set for April 27, 2003.
RESULTS OF THE BALI INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2002
Full Marathon - Female
1st Erni W. - Dragon Salatiga - Java 3:31:57:68
2nd Denise Faloon - Brunei 4:06:37:67
3rd Kim Hong Goh (Maggie) - Indonesia 4:07:24:89
Full Marathon - Male
1st Nur Amin - Dragon Salatiga - Java 2:47:30:91
2nd Lucen Yatindas - Dragon Salatiga - Java 2:55:09:58
3rd David Elger - Japan 3:14:52:78
Half Marathon - Female
1st Unik Setyorini - Kereta Api Athletic Club Salatiga - Java 1:31:49:81
2nd Nurafiah - Kereta Api Athletic Club Salatiga - Java 1:34:52:11
3rd Dr. Karen Steele - USA 1:35:25:68
Half Marathon - Male
1st Wahab - PASI NTB (Indonesia) 1:12:46:76
2nd Mochmujianto - Kereta Api Athletic Club Salatiga - Java 1:13:24:02
3rd Yanuar Drago - Dragon Salatiga - Java 1:14:26:58
10K - Female
1st Mulyati - Kereta Api Athletic Club Salatiga - Java 41:38:07
2nd Muji Suryanti - Kereta Api Athletic Club Salatiga - Java 44:02:01
3rd Helmiah - PASI NTB (Indonesia) 44:23:20
10K - Male
1st Fathurrohman - Banyuwangi - East Java) 34:13:66
2nd Hariyono Saputro - Banyuwangi - East Java) 36:07:22
3rd Dewa Dangin - Wahab - PASI NTB (Indonesia) 37:15:16
The award for the oldest participant completing the race went to 80-year-old American Robert Brady, Jr in the 10 K race. The youngest runner in the marathon was 9-year-old Balinese
I Made Mustika who completed the 10K (male) race.
Bali Discovery Tours handled the local arrangements for Kathy Loper Events inlcluding a special race-site tent offering a range of cool drinks, photographic services, and post race massages from a team or expert therapists provided by Magic Charm Spa in Ubud. Bali International Medical Centre (BIMC) donated the services of a doctor, a team of nurses and a fully-equipped emergency ambulance on standby at the event.
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