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50,000 Runners Participate in Annual Beirut Marathon in the Lebanese Capital City

The marathon started at around 7 a.m. and included 11 different races for adults, women, special needs individuals,children

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Beirut, November 13, 2016: Almost 50,000 people came together in the Lebanese capital city on Sunday morning to participate in the annual Beirut Marathon, a charitable and sporting event, which draws people from across the country and around the world.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri took part in the seven kilometre fun race and was seen wearing black attire and sunglasses and taking selfies with participants, reports Xinhua.

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The marathon started at around 7 a.m. and included 11 different races for adults, women, special needs individuals, students and children accompanied by their parents.

One of the most challenging races is the internationally measured and certified 42 kilometre race, which begins from the Beirut New Waterfront and ends at Martyrs’ Square in Downtown Beirut and spans various neighborhoods in and around the Lebanese capital.

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Kenyan Edwin Kibet Kiptoo won the 42 kilometer race, while Jordanian Ahmed Soumar came in first place in the 21 kilometer half race.

Shereen Njeim was the first Lebanese woman in the 42 kilometre race, coming in fourth place in the total ranking.

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Refreshment stands, paramedics and police were on standby along the whole route. Different companies, organisations, universities and other institutions were represented with runners at the long race, setting up their own stands and cheering on the participants.

Road closures and diversions caused heavy traffic in some areas of the city. (IANS)

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11th Edition of The IAAF Gold Label Race Postponed to October 21

Procam International Joint Managing Director Vivek Singh, said: "This year is a special milestone for us, as Program completes 30 years and to see our vision taking shape in this fashion is very satisfying."

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Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Gold Label Race. Flickr
Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Gold Label Race. Flickr

In a move to avoid the winter smog and pollution in the national capital, Procam International, the organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), on Thursday advanced the 11th edition of the IAAF Gold Label Race to October 21.

Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the annual race, as the organisers announced the registrations for all five categories — Half Marathon (21.097km), Great Delhi Run (6km), Open 10K, Senior Citizens Run (4.3km) and Champions with Disability Run (2.4Km).

The registration for the Gold Label Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Flickr
The registration for the Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Flickr

The registration for the Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Registrations for the Great Delhi Run, Senior Citizens’ Run and the Champions with Disability Run will also open on Friday and close on September 28.

Announcing the details of the upcoming race, Procam International Joint Managing Director Vivek Singh, said: “This year is a special milestone for us, as Procam completes 30 years and to see our vision taking shape in this fashion is very satisfying.”

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“When we introduced this distance in Delhi, we always believed that it had the potential to be one of the world’s most prestigious races and more importantly get Delhi running,” he added. (IANS)