Sysmex to Be Special Sponsor of the Kobe Marathon 2016
-We are pleased to have sponsored this exciting event since its inception in 2011-
Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) has announced its special sponsorship of the Kobe Marathon 2016 (sponsored by Hyogo Prefecture, the City of Kobe, the Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education, the City of Kobe Board of Education, and Hyogo Amateur Athletic Association). The marathon is scheduled for Sunday, November 20, 2016.
On November 15, 2015, some 20,000 runners took to the streets of Kobe for Kobe Marathon 2015, while over 610,000 spectators lined the course to cheer them on. The runners experienced a variety of feelings as they proceeded toward their goal through the port town of Kobe, which arose from the destruction caused by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
Through this year's Kobe Marathon, Sysmex will again give our strong encouragement to all over the world.
In addition to providing the bib numbers to be worn by the approximately 20,000 runners, we will exhibit at the Kobe Marathon EXPO and support the Sysmex employees volunteering their time to assist at the event.
Sysmex will strive to continue to grow as a pioneering "frontrunner" in healthcare. Our goal is to help create a healthier and more prosperous society through advances in medical treatment.
Overview of Kobe Marathon 2016
City of Kobe Board of Education/ Hyogo Amateur Athletic Association
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