The “Flag of the Nation
” relay for the Tokyo Olympics kicked off on March 28 at the Sports Authority of Thailand in Bangkok.
The 4,606km relay through 35 provinces in 61 days will see
4,568 flag runners –athletes, celebrities and members of the public -- take part.
Flag runner Chum Ladboon, an 84-year-old farmer, grabbed the limelight on Thursday.
He ran a kilometre from Surat Thani to Chumphon province in only seven minutes.
The relay will end at Suvarnabhumi Airport on May 27 and the flag will take off with the Thai Olympic contingent to Tokyo.