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HEM Bunting Name HEM Bunting
NOC CAM - Cambodia Cambodia Date of Birth 12 DEC 1985
Residence Gender Male
Height 167 cm Weight 62 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
03 OCT 2014 09:00 Men's Marathon Final DNF

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
135000m2006Doha, QAT15:19.25
Marathon2010Guangzhou, CHNDNF
Olympic Games
73Marathon2008Beijing, CHN2:33:32
World Championships
391500m2007Osaka, JPN4:08.31
501500m2009Berlin, GER4:08.64
Asian Championships
105000m2013Pune, IND16:36.49

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Teacher
Higher education Development Studies - University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, CAM
Languages Spoken Thai, English, Lao
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He started athletics in 1999 in his home town of Stung Treng, Cambodia. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2010)

Reason for taking up this sport
Sports officials spotted his performance at a provincial event in his home town. He keeps training to stay fit. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2010)

Ambitions
To represent Cambodia in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also wants to work with foreign organisations within Cambodia to improve education and infrastructure. (fidp-funds.com, 1 Feb 2010, goldcoastmarathon.com.au, 29 Jun 2010; phnompenhpost.com, 16 Jun 2014)

Most influential person in career
His father and his coach. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2010)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Being a marathon runner is a gift from nature. The distance is difficult, you need good health and you need to have a clear aspiration if you want to do it." (bbc.co.uk, 21 Jul 2008)

General
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he explained that the lack of funding in Cambodia was so dire that he had to live in the crumbling stadium where he trained. With no corporate sponsorship he found it hard to buy the most basic of necessities such as running shoes. "My situation in Cambodia is not good. But I will lobby those in charge to make conditions better for sportsmen and women." Despite the setbacks he still managed to fulfil his dream of qualifying for the 2008 Games in Beijing, after which he received assistance from Air Asia and The Kingmaker Foundation, a local philanthropic organisation in Cambodia. (bbc.co.uk, 21 Jul 2008; goldcoastmarathon.com.au, 29 Jun 2010)

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