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The struggle that is building for the athletes in Cambodia are their efforts to be acknowledged just like the many who have been living in poverty they have their limits. Much like the current situation in Cambodia the expressions of the people, those of the garment workers, teachers, protesters and activists that have been suppressed. If they cannot act out as individuals in a world that does not take them entirely seriously. Hem Bunting is that one solitary hero in the midst of social inequities. Hem Bunting, the Famous Cambodian Marathoner (2h 23mins Paris 2012) who was absent in Myanmar SEA Games 2013, plans to run 40 km a day from his homeland, Stung Treng province across to Kratie, Kampongcham, and finally end in the capital of Phnom Penh. He is waiting for sponsors/volunteers to support his team. They will be accepting any and all support and volunteers who would be interested in participating in the run. For the duration of this event Bunting and his team will sleep in tents and/or hammock with mosquito nets in the local villages.
The team of 'Support Cambodian Athletics" will be involved in the sometimes hectic and dangerous culmination of 8 marathons in 12 days. The trip would also include the pre-marathon events that are leading up to the athletes as they are training in Cambodia under conditions that are less than favorable.
Training and facilitating before the run will provide local athletes with a backdrop for the longer more elusive marathon. The debut vimeo trailer, King of Cambodian Marathons showcasing the run for the campaign "Marathons4Cambodia". The recent clashes and crackdowns in the small provinces near Hem Buntings home make the situation dire when these freedoms have been stifled in their province and effects many Cambodians.