This sculpture by Chinese artist She Duofo is one of a set of two runners as a group titled 'Never Stopping' (the other, Perpetual Pace Man, also uploaded on MyMiniFactory) cast in bronze and made as a gift to commemorate the Xiamen marathon. Jacques Rogge, the president of the IOC, expressed his acknowledgement for the gift in a letter to the Xiamen mayor Zhang Changping.
"It is with pleasure that the International Olympic Committee accepts the honour to receive two of the statues group entitled "Never Stopping". Your kind donation is very much appreciated,"
The statues, made of bronze and about 2 meters in height, are to be delivered to Lausanne on March 25, the same day the fourth international Xiamen marathon outsets. The unveilling ceremony will be held on April 24 at the Olympic Museum.
The creator, She Duofu, sculptor of Xiamen Institute of Art and Design, said he wishes to portray the Olympic spirit of going all out to win success in the statues.
[many thanks to ysomedia for the corrections in the description!]
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