Cambodian runner gets $10,000 bonus from PM Hun Sen for her grit, heart

A Cambodian runner who captured hearts with a spirited last-placed finish in heavy rain was awarded US$10,000 by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday.

Mr Hun Sen said he was rewarding South-east Asian Games athlete Bou Samnang “to encourage perseverance”.

A soaked Bou Samnang broke down in tears after crossing the finish line in the 5,000m all alone on Monday, nearly six minutes after the race winner.

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