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Marathon man receives backing from university chief

Hem Bunting, winner of last Sunday’s 2012 Phnom Penh International Half Marathon men’s race, will have all of his upcoming local and international events paid for by Asia Europe University rector Doung Leang.

The education chief promised to fund his most famous sporting student during a meeting between the two on Tuesday, providing Bunting competes for Asia Europe University at all national schools competitions.

The deal has been given an unspecified time period, and Bunting has already collected US$300 from Doung Leang for his success last weekend.

The Cambodian long distance record holder will be reimbursed for all costs incurred during his participation at events.

To contact the reporter on this story: Yeun Ponlok at



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