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By David German
Few people living in CR are aware that two residents, Julie Stapleton and her partner Marcus, are the organisers of an international running event in Thailand.
I spoke with Julie recently and asked her for some background on their current project, the Thailand Ultra Marathon described on their web site:
"Of course, we have a lot of help: We have a wonderful team of tribal men, led by Jackar, of the Karen tribe, doing most of the trail marking and trail safety patrols on the day. Kate Buchan, Sara Collie and Angela Lewis have flown from the UK at their own expense, to organise art activity days at 5 remote tribal schools. We have a village fund to help the schools, clinic and some individuals (see my fb post on Little Rabbit- a disabled girl). We have some elite runners this year Tim Olson, David Grier (running 1100km from Bangkok to here, then doing the 100km, with his running buddy, Andy. David's blog is well worth sharing. He's also a phenomenal fund-raiser and low carb/high fat (LCHF) celebrity chef (M and I have been LCHF for 2 yrs and feel a lot better for it), Harry Jones and the first Thai woman to climb Everest (she won our 2014 50km too). The Thailand Ultra has kick-started ultra-trail running in Thailand, and the local Development Officer, who has also helped us a lot, has been inspired to start a local half marathon, and a kids' run too"

http://thailandultramarathon.com/
David Grier blog http://davidgrier.co.za/blog

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