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Macau gears up for sporting events 


Published on Sep 8, 2010

Macau is in pole position to flex muscle with the running of two major sporting events of a different kind - each of marathon proportions.

From November 18-21, 2010, the popular Asian centre will rev up a gear or two along the roads of the peninsula's waterfront for the 57th annual Macau Grand Prix.

Two weekends later, on Sunday, December 5, the streets of the peninsula and island Taipa will again be a sea of colour with the running of the 29th annual Macau International Marathon which will start and end at the main stadium.

"It will be a busy time for sports fans," said Helen Wong, General Manager of the Macau Government Tourist Office (Australia and New Zealand). "On one hand we have the motor racing, a long-time event with the names of famous drivers and riders on the winning list," she said. "And two weeks later, around 600 athletes will compete in the marathon, a vast majority from overseas countries, some from Australia and New Zealand."

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