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Indonesian Lombok Marathon rescheduled due to volcano eruption

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-11-29 09:57

Indonesian Lombok Marathon rescheduled due to volcano eruption

General view of Mount Agung during an eruption while spewing volcanic ash into the sky on Nov 28, 2017 in Karangasem, Island of Bali, Indonesia. [Photo/VCG]

JAKARTA - The Lombok Marathon in West Nusa Tenggara province has been rescheduled from Dec 3 to Jan 28, 2018, due to Mount Agung eruption in nearby Bali resort island, said a top sports official on Tuesday.

At a press conference, Andy Hadianto, chairman of the provincial national sport committee (KONI), said that "due to the eruption of Mount Agung, the Lombok Marathon must be delayed."

The official said that the eruption has disturbed flight that hampered arrivals of the overseas participants into the Indonesian province.

Among those confirming their participation are the United States, Japan, Thailand, France, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Australia, Italy, Timor Leste, the Philippines, Portugal, Singapore and Hong Kong of China.

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