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Indonesia to host 20.8-km Spartan Race

Jakarta, Nov 10 (IANS) Indonesia's Bintan island is scheduled to host the 2016 Spartan Race competition on November 19-20 with more than 4,000 par ...

Jakarta, Nov 10 (IANS) Indonesia's Bintan island is scheduled to host the 2016 Spartan Race competition on November 19-20 with more than 4,000 participants from various nations and regions already registered to take part in the event.

"We are proud that the organizer would contest the hardest level of Spartan Beast in the upcoming event. Participants have to run 20.8 kilometers through 37 kinds of hurdles," Bintan Tourism Office chief Luki Zaiman Prawira said in a statement on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported

Luki said it would be the first time for Indonesia to host the tourism sport event that highlights physical endurance and adventure, divided into three toughness levels of sprint, super and beast.

Luki added that Bintan Island in the Riau Isles province provides terrain and geographical features needed for the sport event that requires sandy beaches, hills and forests and rivers.

He expected that the tourism sport competition can be conducted in the island annually. The Bintan island is located near the neighbouring country of Singapore.

Spartan Race was initiated in the US, and so far has been conducted in 25 countries across the world.

--IANS

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