By: Wu Che-hao and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) Norwegian triathlete Gustav Iden, who sparked a "lucky cap" trend in Taiwan,said after the Changhua County marathon on Sunday that he was most surprised to see lobsters being offered at the supply stations along the route.
The 23-year-old Iden, who is in Taiwan at the invitation of Changhua Magistrate Wang Hui-mei (王惠美), fired the starting gun with Wang at the Tianzhong Marathon and they both ran the last 3.5 kilometers of the race.
Along the route, many bystanders were waving at him, Iden said after the race, adding that he was deeply impressed with the hospitality of the Taiwanese people.
The Norwegian athlete said he was very surprised to see lobsters being offered at the marathon supply stations, which normally provide only snacks and water. [FULL STORY]