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Mayor Leads New Year’s Run, Promotes Sports and Exercise

Mayor Leads New Year’s Run, Promotes Sports and Exercise


On the first day of 2018, Mayor Ko Wen-je led enthusiasts on the New Year’s Run at the Taipei Expo Park. The mayor expressed his hope that the public can adopt the habit of walking 10,000 steps a day to safeguard their health and continue the sports spirit highlighted during the Universiade in Taipei.

During his speech, the mayor said he is glad to see so many participants to kick-off the New Year through walking workouts.

He noted that the event, which has been held over many years and continues to attract numerous participants, is organized by the Hope Cultural and Educational Foundation and its chairperson Chi Cheng. He hopes that the popularity of sports and exercise can be sustained through activities such as basketball, baseball, or walking workouts and transform Taiwan into a healthy country.

During the joint press interview, the mayor noted that his New Year’s resolution is to make every day meaningful. Of course, he hopes that each day is full of happiness, but if not, at least act like each day is a day full of joy.

As for his interaction via facebook live-streaming event on New Year’s Eve and his remark hoping to be able to sleep six hours every day, the mayor noted that “it’s hard to earn money,” citing how he has to take part in the New Year’s Eve countdown, attend the flag-raising ceremony, and take part in the walking workout on the first day of the year.

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  • Updated: 2018/1/2 16:13
  • Reviewed: 2018/1/2 16:12

  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government