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Walkies! Big dogs and small join Bangkok fun run

BANGKOK: From tiny chihuahuas to 60 kg (130 lb) mastiffs, hundreds of dogs and their owners join Bangkok fun run in a park on Sunday to raise money for charity.

Nobody was racing against the clock at the “Maa-Rathon” – maa is Thai for dog – and there was no prize for the fastest dog and owner around the 1.7 km (1.1 mile) course.

Entrants paid $30 per dog to raise funds for a new building at the Siriraj Hospital.

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“This way dogs can also contribute to help humans,” said organizer Pimpicha Utsahajit.

The event started early to avoid temperatures above 36 degrees Celsius (98 Fahrenheit) later in the day.

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