Kick off of Sahara-Marathon 20th edition

Wilaya de Smara, 02/25/2020 (SPS) - The 20th  edition of the international event, Sahara-Marathon has started today, with the presence of Sports Minister Musa Salma; the governor of the Willaya of El Aaiún, Brahim Mojtar, and the director of the Sahara Marathon in addition to more than 400 national and foreign runners.

The marathon is a way of expressing solidarity with the struggle of the Saharawi people and their just cause through the participation of runners from various nationalities around the world in order to raise awarenes of the situation of displaced persons in Western Sahara.

At the level of the sports competition, the runners will have the opportunity to run in marathon distances (42k) from the wilaya of El Aaiún to Smara and half marathon (21) from the wilaya of Auserd to Smara, and the race of10k distance from the Paramedical School to the wilaya of Smara plus another short 5k race.

The sporting event "Sahara-Marathon" is an opportunity to exchange experiences and develop them, as well as to discover Saharawi talents in this field. SPS

 

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