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A run through Yogyakarta's history

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 17 2018   /  01:00 am

Top brass: Executive director of Bank Mandiri Kartika Wirjoatmodjo (second left) and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno (right) take a selfie before the start of the Mandiri Yogya Marathon 2018 on Sunday. Some 8,000 runners from Indonesia and abroad competed in the race, which comprised four categories, a full marathon, half marathon and 10 and five kilometer events. Prambanan Temple awoke at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning when thousands of runners flooded the temple complex, located on the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java. As many as 8,000 registered runners from Indonesia and abroad prepared themselves to participate in the Mandiri Yogya Marathon 2018.The flag-off ceremony for the full marathon category (42 kilometers) occurred at 4.45 a.m. and was the reason for the early morning hustle and bustle at the grand temple, which according to legend, was built as a failed attem...