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Famous Japanese marathon runner was no match for Thai roads - motorcycle mows him down

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Famous Japanese marathon runner was no match for Thai roads - motorcycle mows him down

 

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A well known and respected Japanese marathon runner who ran across the US was hospitalized after being run over by a motorcycle on a run in the south of Thailand. 

 

Atsuyuki Katsuyama - better known in Thailand as "K-san" - was competing in the Ocean to Ocean 2018 run that started in Chumpon. 

 

After just 20 kilometers of the race on December 9th he was hit by the motorcycle suffering a skull fracture, brain hemorrhage and severely damaged right ankle. 

 

Though now out of ICU he has racked up 500,000 baht in bills after being airlifted by helicopter to Bangkok, then has had to pay 400,000 baht in more bills at Vejthani Hospital in Bangkok. 

 

Fellow runners have foot much of the bills but an appeal has now been made for the shortfall. 

 

K-San is the president of the "100 Mile Club" in Thailand and is a well known coach of runners both wearing footwear and running barefoot. 

 

In 2015 he completed a 79 day 5,200 km run across the United States. 

 

He is an idol to many Thais, reported Sanook who said that donations could be made to a Kasikorn bank account in the name of the runner and Pawanrat Katsuyama #639-2-08077-3.

 

Source: Sanook

 
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6 minutes ago, keith101 said:

So obviously the motorcyclist didnt have a license and therefore no insurance which would have covered a lot of these bills and the runner no insurance as well .

You don't need a license in thailand, they insurance will even pay without it.

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