Japanese man hit by car while running in Yangon Marathon

Running a marathon is hard friggin’ work.

There are some 43 kilometres (26 miles) to cover. Training is a must, as is some good luck on race day.

Getting hit by a car, by the way, is not considered good luck.

Police say a Japanese national was struck from behind as he participated in the 4th annual Yoma Yangon International Marathon on Sunday, 7Day News Journal reported. He was sent to Yangon General Hospital.

“The car driving towards Hlaing Township hit him from the back. He was wounded in his head and hand, but not too severely,” police official Aung Gyi, who works at the Kamaryut Township station, was quoted as saying. The runner was hit on Baho Road in Kamaryut.

Authorites have opened a case against the driver, identified as 21-year-old Maung Zin.

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