Wild Pig Team running a marathon celebrating one year of a jam in the cave

Nine of the 12 members of the team who were stuck in Tham Luang cave in July 2018 participated in the June 23 event.

According to Sky News, nine young players with the Wild Pig coach attended the marathon to raise money, improve the facilities where they were rescued last year. They wore orange uniforms, and competed with about 4,000 other athletes.

British diver, Vernon Unsworth, who rescued the Thai youth team a year ago, also attended the event at the Mae Sai town, Chiang Rai province, where the cave had isolated the team from the outside world. for nine days.

"There are not many children at that age, can survive as these kids did. We need to respect them for that. What everyone does today is to help them continue their lives. Let them Children grow up like normal babies, "Unsworth said.

After the marathon, 12 young players and their coaches will attend a Buddhist merit ceremony at Tham Luang on Monday morning.

12 players from 11 to 16 years of the Wild Pig team and their coach were trapped in Tham Luang cave on June 23, 2018, when trying to make a local rite: writing their names on the cave. Due to sudden heavy rain caused flash flooding into the cave, 13 members were trapped inside, and could not go out for nine days.

Thanks to drinking small water from the stalactites in the cave and maintaining the collective spirit, 13 members of the Thai team survived. However, Lt. Saman Gunan of the Thai Navy forces died in the rescue. The statue of this officer was built at the place where he fell.