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Google Finally Corrects ‘Kitei Son’ to ‘Sohn Kee-chung’

Google Finally Corrects ‘Kitei Son’ to ‘Sohn Kee-chung’

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Google, which previously identified Sohn Kee-chung, a gold medalist in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, as ‘Kitei Son,’ his name under the Japanese occupation of Korea, has finally corrected it to the Korean name, according to the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) on Wednesday. If you [...]

Running a Marathon in Style

Running a Marathon in Style

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Lotte Group’s shopping business arm hosted its second Lotte Style Run yesterday at Ttukseom Hangang Park in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. In a departure from other running races, the Style Run asks participants to wear their own outfits and costumes befitting their personal style. A total of 4,000 runners took part [...]

Jeju Hosts Horse-Riding Marathon

Jeju Hosts Horse-Riding Marathon

JEJU, South Korea, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeju hosted the 2017 Jeju Horse Endurance Festival on Sunday, organized by the Korea Halla-Horse Association.  Some 500 equestrians from Korea and overseas participated in the contest, with athletes competing in three events – 10-kilometer, 20-kilometer, and 30-kilometer races – in individual and team categories.  Endurance riding [...]