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Photo Journal: Thai fun run

Participants in the "Ayutthaya 'Kizuna' Ekiden" relay run are seen starting to run in Ayutthaya, Thailand, on March 12, 2017. The event, organized by Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry and co-hosted by The Mainichi Newspapers Co. and RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corp., was held to mark the 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Thailand. A total of 1,740 Japanese and Thai runners in 435 teams ran through the city's ruins and Ayutthaya Historical Park. Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, who joined the event as a runner, said she ran for the everlasting friendship between the two countries. (Mainichi)

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