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Iran: First ever International Iranian marathon held in Tehran02:05

Iran: First ever International Iranian marathon held in Tehran

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
April 7, 2017 at 10:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

Participants of the first international Iranian marathon were captured crossing the start line at the Azadi sport complex in Tehran on Friday.

Dutch entrepreneur Sebastiaan Straten organised the event in large part through his travel agency, Iran Silk Road where participants were cheered along a route of 42 kilometres (26 miles) through the capital's normally traffic-filled streets.

One attendee expressed the hope that Iran would continue with the event as he believed it was "what we need to break the barriers and make peace between all the peoples." Participants from more than 40 countries and more than 600 Iranians were registered to take part in the event.

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Participants of the first international Iranian marathon were captured crossing the start line at the Azadi sport complex in Tehran on Friday.

Dutch entrepreneur Sebastiaan Straten organised the event in large part through his travel agency, Iran Silk Road where participants were cheered along a route of 42 kilometres (26 miles) through the capital's normally traffic-filled streets.

One attendee expressed the hope that Iran would continue with the event as he believed it was "what we need to break the barriers and make peace between all the peoples." Participants from more than 40 countries and more than 600 Iranians were registered to take part in the event.

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