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Toon Bodyslam rocks flag on last leg of Thailand’s 4,606km Olympic relay

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Thailand’s “Flag of the Nation” relay event for the Tokyo Olympics reached the end of the road on Thursday after a 60-day journey across the country.

Runners set out from Samut Prakan Provincial Stadium on the 61st leg of the event, jogging 30 kilometres north to reach the finish line at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Fittingly, the honour of being the last flag-bearer went to rock star Artiwara Kongmalai, better known as Toon Bodyslam. Toon undertook an epic, 55-day run across the country in 2019, raising over THB1.2 billion for cash-strapped public hospitals.

 

Toon Bodyslam rocks flag on last leg of Thailand’s 4,606km Olympic relay Toon Bodyslam rocks flag on last leg of Thailand’s 4,606km Olympic relay

The Flag of the Nation relay traversed 35 provinces and 4,606 kilometres – the distance between Bangkok and Tokyo – to encourage Thai athletes taking part in the Tokyo Olympics from July 23 to August 8.

Toon Bodyslam rocks flag on last leg of Thailand’s 4,606km Olympic relay Toon Bodyslam rocks flag on last leg of Thailand’s 4,606km Olympic relay

Published : May 27, 2021

By : The Nation