Czech expat sets up runners website to focus attention on Taiwan

Novotný dreams of direct flights between island and Prague

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/09/04
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

‘Taiwan Beast Runner’ Petr Novotny (CNA, Petr Novotny photo)  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil wrapped up his historic visit to Taiwan Friday (Sept. 4), attention focused on a compatriot of his who set up a website about running on the island.

Petr Novotný, 35, married to a Taiwanese indigenous woman, launched the site “Taiwan Beast Runners” to encourage people around the world to admire the island’s natural beauty, as well as fire up locals and expats to run across its more isolated scenery, CNA reported.

Having moved to Taiwan eight years ago, Novotný said he loved the country, and echoing his country’s senate president’s words, he said he was also Taiwanese. Having direct flights between Taiwan and the Czech capital Prague would be a dream come true, he added.

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